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Police failures in investigation of child abuse allegations

13.09.18 Police failures in investigation of child abuse allegations

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office of a complaint about how the PSNI handled reports of alleged child abuse has found that police failed those who were said to have been abused.

Officers cleared of assault during arrest outside hotel

04.09.18 Officers cleared of assault during arrest outside hotel

Police officers accused of assault by a man involved in an altercation outside a Belfast hotel have been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Investigative failures into serious road accident

A police officer has been disciplined over investigative failures into a road accident which left a motorcyclist requiring several operations and being hospitalised for a month.

Officers accused over medication cleared of wrongdoing

Police and custody officers who were accused of withholding medication from a man in their custody have been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Police Ombudsman.

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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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