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Police re-open case after Police Ombudsman finds failings

08.12.16 Police re-open case after Police Ombudsman finds failings

Police have re-opened an investigation into a serious assault after the Police Ombudsman found significant failings in the way the case had initially been progressed.

Officer justified in holding man to prevent spitting

06.12.16 Officer justified in holding man to prevent spitting

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found a police officer was justified in holding a man’s head against the window of a police car to prevent him spitting.

Discipline over failings in drugs search

01.12.16 Discipline over failings in drugs search

Two police officers and a civilian member of police staff have been disciplined after searches of a man in police custody twice failed to find concealed drugs.

Man’s CS spray claims rejected

A man’s claims that a police officer struck him in the ribs after spraying him in the face with CS Spray during an alleged sectarian incident have been rejected following a Police Ombudsman investigation.

New information supports evidence of assault by RUC officers

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found new evidence about an attack on a man, during which he sustained injuries which led to his death.

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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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