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Statement on identification of additional police material

30.10.19 Statement on identification of additional police material

The Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has informed a number of families who made complaints to her Office about events during ‘The Troubles’ that investigations may be delayed following the PSNI’s identification of further material.

New Police Ombudsman takes up post

16.07.19 New Police Ombudsman takes up post

The new Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Marie Anderson, has said she will seek to both build on the independence of the organisation and satisfy herself that the investigation of complaints against the police meet modern Ombudsman standards

Police Ombudsman’s Office was fair – police officers

Most police officers who were subject of a complaint to the Police Ombudsman’s Office last year felt that its staff treated them fairly.

Witness appeal about Mater incident

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident involving two police officers and a member of the public at Belfast’s Mater Hospital on Tuesday 26 March this year.

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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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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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Children & Young People

Information and videos about what the Police Ombudsman Office does, and what to do if you are a child or a young person and are not happy about the way you’ve been treated by police.

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