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1969 deaths - 'significant police failures'

06.05.21 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

The Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has identified significant operational and investigative failures by the RUC in relation to the deaths of four people during severe disorder in Belfast on the night of 14/15 August 1969.

PDF LogoStatutory report: Significant police failures in relation to the deaths of four people at the outset of 'The Troubles'

Police Ombudsman investigating Derry/Londonderry incident


The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating after a man was shot by police in Derry/Londonderry last night (Saturday 17 April).

Temporary disruption to phone lines and emails

Please note that due to essential maintenance work, our telephone lines and email system will not be operational between 11.30am and 2pm today (Friday 12 February). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Police Ombudsman investigating Ormeau Road incident

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has begun an investigation into an incident in Belfast’s Ormeau Road area this afternoon.

How to complain

If you wish to make a complaint about a police officer or member of police staff, please use our online complaint form, email us at or call us on 0300 123 2989 (telephone calls may be recorded for joint protection, training and other lawful purposes).

Further information is available by clicking the links below:

People with Disabilities

Historical Investigations

Information about the work of the Police Ombudsman in investigating incidents related to "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998.

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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