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Police Ombudsman: Investigation Into ‘Protect Our Monuments’


The Police Ombudsman has concluded that the PSNI investigation into a ‘Protect Our Monuments’ protest in Belfast on 13 June 2020 was ‘closed prematurely’ following a failure to access and exploit intelligence which may have led to the identification of the protest organisers.

Witness appeal: Newtownards incident

24.11.22 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident that happened in Newtownards on Tuesday 6 September 2022.

Fresh Witness Appeal: Incident at Antrim Hospital

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has issued a fresh appeal for witnesses to an incident which took place at Antrim Area hospital in June.

Witness Appeal: Dublin Road, Belfast

The Police Ombudsman’s office is appealing for witnesses to an incident in the Dublin Road area of Belfast which took place in the early hours of Saturday 29 October.

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 between 9am and 5pm. Telephone calls may be recorded for joint protection, training and other lawful purposes.

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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.

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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