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Three police officers who failed to properly look after a drunk man in their care and failed to record that he had fallen and injured his face, have been disciplined following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.
An investigation by the Police Ombudsman has found that police failed to protect members of the Orange Order who were attacked as they marched through the Short Strand area of Belfast during a Twelfth of July parade.
The Police Ombudsman’s Office has produced a short video for those who provide advice within the community.
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The Police Ombudsman’s Office had more than 3300 complaints and other matters referred to it last year, a drop of 10% on the previous year.
A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were right to use Taser when a man, who was reported to have taken an overdose, threatened to get a gun.
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).
Further information is available by clicking the links below:
Information about the work of the Police Ombudsman in investigating incidents related to "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998.
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.
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.