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Incomplete investigation almost led to prosecution

07.07.16 Incomplete investigation almost led to prosecution

The Police Ombudsman has found that an incomplete police investigation almost resulted in an elderly man being prosecuted, despite having previously been reassured by police that he would not face charges.

Emergency response wrong lane driving "justified"

05.07.16 Emergency response wrong lane driving "justified"

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that a police driver was justified in driving on the wrong side of the road, despite a complaint that he almost caused a collision.

More than 3,000 complaints against police last year

30.06.16 More than 3,000 complaints against police last year

The Police Ombudsman’s Office dealt with more than 3,000 complaints about the conduct of police officers in Northern Ireland in the last financial year – that is a drop of 10% on the previous year.

Annual Report 2015-2016

Officers disciplined over failures

Two police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that they failed to alert colleagues and a police doctor that a woman had suffered a head injury.

Police officer was “oppressive” over traffic incident

A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he had been oppressive in the way he dealt with a woman he considered to have been driving dangerously.

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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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