Rooney v Strathclyde Joint Police Board - court only has limited scope to interfere with medical opinions supporting decision to compulsarily retire police officer - Court of Session 3.10.08
Police officer Mr Rooney had a long history of dispute with Strathclyde Police and illness. At least one examining doctor diagnosed paranoia. Strathclyde Police decided to retire him on grounds of disability under Police Pension Regulations 1987 (S.I. 257/1987). A Dr Watt certified him as "permanently disabled from performing the duties of a police officer". Mr Rooney appealed, but a Dr Patience rejected his appeal. Mr Rooney sought judicial review of the decision to retire him.