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Glenn Quinn murder: PSNI failed over death threat

21.01.24 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

The Police Ombudsman has found that the PSNI failed to deal properly with intelligence that a Carrickfergus man was to be shot dead, resulting in a failure to warn him about the threat before he was murdered.

Witness appeal: Incident at Woodbourne Police Station

19.01.24

The Police Ombudsman has appealed for witnesses to an incident involving police officers and a member of the public outside Woodbourne Police Station in west Belfast.

Witness appeal after death of man in police custody

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses who may have seen an elderly man in the area of Bush village, near Dungannon, in the hours leading up to his death on Tuesday 14 November.

‘Multiple failings’ before Belfast man’s death

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.

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