At the end of an investigation, and following any court hearing which may have arisen from it, we will provide the bereaved families with a detailed statement of our findings.
We would also intend to release a public statement. As an independent, investigative body, the Police Ombudsman’s Office cannot guarantee it will be able to provide answers to all the questions posed in an investigation, nor that those answers which it does provide will be welcomed by everyone.
It will guarantee, however, that its public statements will give as clear an understanding as possible of the events in question, given the available evidence.
Previous public statements about the investigation of events during ‘The Troubles’.