Findlay and Chief Constable of The Police Service of Scotland: SIC 19 Apr 2013

SIC Unsolved Murders – On 14 September 2012, Mr Findlay asked the Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police (the Police) for specified details of all unsolved murders in the force area. The Police responded by stating that they were withholding the information under various exemptions: on review, they changed their position and informed Mr Findlay that they did not hold the information. Following an investigation, the Commissioner found that the Police had been wrong in stating that they did not hold the information. However, she accepted that the Police were entitled to withhold the information under exemptions in FOISA relating to criminal investigations.

[2013] ScotIC 071 – 2013


Updated: 19 November 2021; Ref: scu.514830