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Man says police were right to Taser him

29.07.15 Man says police were right to Taser him

A man has said police did the right thing when they used Taser to prevent him killing himself in Belfast city centre on 19 April 2014.

Break-in not fully investigated

23.07.15 Break-in not fully investigated

A police officer who failed to properly investigate a break-in at a woman's house has been disciplined following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman's Office.

Witness appeal after baton round use

19.07.15 Witness appeal after baton round use

The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for witnesses after the discharge of baton rounds by police in response to rioting in north Belfast last Monday (13 July ).

"Petrol bomb" response justified

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded that police did not use too much force during the arrest of a youth in connection with a suspected petrol bomb incident.

No party alignment for most complainants

Most of the people who made complaints about the conduct of police officers in Northern Ireland last year do not align themselves to any of the main political parties here.

How to complain

If you wish to make a complaint about a police officer or member of police staff, please use our online complaint form, or call us on 0845 601 2931 (telephone calls may be recorded for joint protection, training and other lawful purposes).

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Historical Investigations

Information about the work of the Police Ombudsman in investigating incidents related to "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998.

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Information for Police Officers

Detailed information about the work of the Police Ombudsman's Office for police officers, including information about the complaints process, what happens if a complaint is made against you, and a detailed FAQ section.

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Children & Young People

Information and videos about what the Police Ombudsman Office does, and what to do if you are a child or a young person and are not happy about the way you’ve been treated by police.

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