Short and Paton, petitioners

Judicial review – Police – Retirement on medical grounds. Court of Session: Granting judicial review petitions in which two police officers challenged a decision of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) refusing their applications to retire on medical grounds, following their involvement in a high profile incident in 2015 in which a man died, as being against the public interest, the court held that the SPA's decision was irrational—its reasons did not add up; furthermore the SPA took an irrelevant matter into account (that the officers were involved in a high profile incident) and failed to take a relevant consideration into account (that they had never been told that they might face proceedings).

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