The family of Kirkcaldy man Sheku Bayoh will today discuss the circumstances of his death with the First Minister.
They and solicitor Aamar Anwar will meet Nicola Sturgeon and Justice Minister Michael Mathieson 29 weeks after the 31-year-old gas engineer died in police custody.
The meeting was announced as it was claimed the police officer injured during the arrest may never return to work.
Nicole Short, 29, is said to have suffered head injuries during the violent struggle on Hayfield Road with Mr Bayoh, who died after being detained on May 3.
Reports have suggested she has been left with facial palsy and post-traumatic stress disorder since the incident involving the father-of-two, which is now being investigated by watchdog the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc).
It has been claimed that PC Short was attacked while trying to arrest Mr Bayoh and a source said she suffered swelling on the brain.
She is also said to have damaged knees and joints and is seeing a number of medical specialists, including neurologists.
Mr Bayoh was confronted by a number of officers responding to reports of a man brandishing a knife in the street.
He died during the arrest and a post-mortem report has revealed more than 30 injuries on his head, chest, legs and arm.
Mr Bayoh’s family has criticised the Pirc investigation as fundamentally flawed and said they have no confidence in the inquiry.