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Officer who punched man in face cleared of misconduct

18.12.18 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.

Investigation of officers' off-duty conduct lacked fairness

13.12.18 Investigation of officers

Police failings compromised the fairness of an investigation into off-duty police officers involved in a fight with members of the public in Coleraine, the Police Ombudsman has found.

Appeal for information about fatal 1991 shooting

Police Ombudsman investigators will be in Downpatrick on Wednesday (14 November) as part of their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting in the town in 1991.

Police officer breached homeless hostel’s no alcohol policy

A police officer has been disciplined after breaching a homeless hostel’s policies by climbing in through a window and spending several hours drinking with residents.

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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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