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Police did not disclose sensitive information

14.02.19 Police did not disclose sensitive information

The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said his investigators have identified significant, sensitive information, some of which relates to covert policing, which is held by police but was not made available to his staff investigating events during ‘the Troubles’.

Assault claim against officer at hostel dismissed

12.02.19 Assault claim against officer at hostel dismissed

A police officer accused of assaulting a man outside a hostel in Belfast has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Man struck with baton has complaint against police upheld

A man who was struck several times with a police baton as he restrained his friend during a street disturbance in Derry/Londonderry city centre last March has had a complaint against police upheld by the Police Ombudsman.

Police cleared of giving woman black eye outside nightclub

A Police Ombudsman investigation has cleared police of giving a woman a black eye and using excessive force during an incident outside a Belfast nightclub.

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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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