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Police did not fail man over "suicidal" relative

19.05.16 Police did not fail man over "suicidal" relative

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police did not fail to help a man who asked for help over fears a family member was contemplating suicide.

Officers were oppressive

17.05.16 Officers were oppressive

Four police officers have been disciplined for the oppressive way they dealt with two brothers they wrongly suspected of theft, and for failing to report an abusive remark made by an officer.

Claims of excessive force and homophobic language rejected

26.04.16 Claims of excessive force and homophobic language rejected

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that a police officer used excessive force and homophobic language against a man who was arrested for disorderly behaviour in Belfast last June.

Claims of excessive force and homophobic language rejected

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that a police officer used excessive force and homophobic language against a man who was arrested for disorderly behaviour in Belfast last June.

Man's "attack" on 12-year-old not properly investigated

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to properly investigate an allegation that a man annoyed by children playing football near his car, assaulted a 12-year-old boy by kicking him on the hand.

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