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Police officer caused collapse of prosecution

17.01.19 Police officer caused collapse of prosecution

A man escaped prosecution because a police officer wrote statements on behalf of colleagues and submitted them to the Public Prosecution Service without their knowledge, a Police Ombudsman investigation has found.

Man in threat to 'stalk' officer has complaint dismissed

15.01.19 Man in threat to

A man who told police that he would keep ‘stalking’ a female police officer has had a complaint against the officer dismissed by the Police Ombudsman.

Cyclist hospitalised after accident has complaint upheld

A cyclist who was hospitalised for five days after being hit by a car in Glengormley has had a complaint about the police investigation into the incident upheld by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Officer who punched man in face cleared of misconduct

A police officer who punched a man in the face during his arrest, breaking his tooth and causing lacerations to his mouth, has been cleared of misconduct by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

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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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