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‘Multiple failings’ before Belfast man’s death

30.11.23 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

A Police Ombudsman investigation has identified ‘multiple failings’ in how police managed the risks faced by a 36-year-old Belfast man who died after being restrained by officers while under the influence of cocaine.

Witness Appeal: Incident near Armagh Rugby Club


The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident involving police officers and a member of the public in Armagh on Saturday 2 September.

Head-mounted cameras recommended for armed officers

The Police Ombudsman has recommended that Armed Response Officers should be provided with head-mounted cameras to ensure improved footage of weapons discharges.

Police probationers commended for integrity

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has commended three probationary police officers for raising concern about the “highly inappropriate” way a colleague had spoken to a vulnerable man.

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