COPFS

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COPFSCrown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (UK)
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"This included an instruction from the COPFS to specifically examine intelligence logs and personal data in relation to a number of persons involved in the enquiry.
A COPFS spokesman said: "We do not comment on individual staffing matters."
The Crown Office said: "Criminal Allegations Against the Police Division (CAAP-D) of COPFS is considering information it has received concerning a 60-year-old man."
But a spokesman for the COPFS told Daily Record: "Following a post-mortem on March 15, we authorised the release of Sinclair's body and notified police.
'If (the fire investigations team) gain access to the building then a full report will be prepared and submitted to the COPFS.
Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland said: "It is important that COPFS demonstrates a robust prosecution policy towards such offences committed as a reaction to the incident in recognition of the fact that people died and the impact such crimes will have on their families and friends.
"The scale, complexity and challenge of our investigation was massive, and was pursued through an innovative joint investigation involving HSE/HSL, Strathclyde Police and Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).
"The incident was referred to the Pirc by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and a report will be submitted to them in due course."
"The investigation by the police, with officers working closely with the COPFS (Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service) helicopter team, has been complex and challenging.
But a spokesman for the COPFS told us: "Following a post-mortem on March 15, we authorised the release of Sinclair's b o d y a n d notified police.
A Crown Office spokesman said: "The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) are increasing the resource available to the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit with a view to reducing the duration of death investigations.