BC v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    CSIH 61
  • Legal Body
    Court of Session (Scotland) (COSS)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Human Rights
Issues covered: Disclosure; Privacy; Article 8

The petitioners were ten police officers who appealed against the refusal of their judicial review.  The case centred upon messages that were discovered during an investigation into a series of sexual offences.   The petitioners were not suspects, but another police officer was.   There were two group chats that the petitioners were involved in and there were messages which were regarded as sexist, degrading, racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic as well as showing a flagrant disregard for police procedures.   The petitioners were seeking a declaration that the use of the messages to bring misconduct proceedings was unlawful and incompatible with Article 8 of

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This article is correct at 23/11/2020

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