Thank you for your request dated 20 May 2016 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:
“I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for information & discussions relating to how many members of the judiciary were reported to the Crown Office for criminal offences in the past year to the date of this FOI request, what the terms of those complaints/cases/charges were and whether any of the cases were prosecuted or not (reasons why not) & verdicts reached.”
For clarity, in this letter, I am referring to “Judiciary” as meaning the Lord President, the Lord Justice Clerk, Lords of Council and Session, Lords Commissioner of Justiciary, Sheriffs Principal, Sheriffs and Justices of the Peace.
Since 20 May 2015 to the date of your request, COPFS have received one report from the Police in relation to a member of the Judiciary. Following careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, proceedings were raised in relation to Sections 5(1)(a) and 172(2)(a) and (3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988; and Section 49(1) of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 on a summary complaint. Future court dates have been fixed in the Sheriff Court and therefore a verdict remains outstanding.