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Officer did not racially discriminate against taxi driver

18.02.20 Officer did not racially discriminate against taxi driver

The Police Ombudsman has cleared a police officer of racially discriminating against a taxi driver who reported that he had been assaulted by a customer in south Belfast.

Officer failed to inform solicitor that he was being videoed

13.02.20 Officer failed to inform solicitor that he was being videoed

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that a police officer breached guidelines by failing to advise a solicitor that she was recording Body Worn Video (BWV) footage in his office.

Use of pepper spray, TASERs and impact rounds "justified"

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using pepper spray, TASERs and impact rounds to prevent a woman harming herself with a knife in east Belfast.

Officer disciplined over 'homophobic' attack investigation

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to properly investigate an alleged homophobic attack at a bar in Co Fermanagh in December 2018.

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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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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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