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Officer disciplined for inaction after suspected drugs find

11.11.21 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to take appropriate action after discovering suspected drugs while responding to a call to assist a suicidal woman in Belfast in January 2019.

Police Ombudsman clears officer of “kamikaze” driving claim

09.11.21 Logo on front door of Police Ombudsman's Office

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has cleared the driver of a police Land Rover of claims that he performed a “kamikaze” driving manoeuvre in Dundonald last year.

Police officer “abused position” over traffic collision

A police officer abused his position by producing his police warrant card while confronting a driver about a traffic collision, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found.

'No evidence' that police failed to return man's money

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found no evidence to support a complaint that police failed to return £250 to a man who had been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.

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