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Murder of Damien Walsh: Police Ombudsman Public Statement

22.07.21 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has identified significant investigative failures by the RUC in relation to the murder of 17-year-old Damien Walsh in 1993, as well as evidence of ‘collusive behaviours’ by police.

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Appeal for witnesses to Andersonstown Road incident

16.06.21 Logo on front door of Police Ombudsman's Office

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident involving police and a member of the public on Belfast’s Andersonstown Road on Wednesday 2 June 2021.

Witness appeal: Derry/Londonderry incident

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident involving a police officer and a member of the public at Waterloo Street, Derry/Londonderry, on 15 May 2021.

Investigation to assess consistency of police engagement

The Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has confirmed that she has commenced an investigation into a complaint she has received from a member of the public who was involved in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Guildhall Square, Derry/Londonderry, on Saturday 6 June 2020.

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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.

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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