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Armagh incident: appeal for witnesses

29.04.22 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident involving police at Ardmore Drive in Armagh on 5 March.

Police Ombudsman witness appeal: Newry incident

13.04.22 Logo on front door of Police Ombudsman's Office

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident in the Trevor Hill area of Newry, County Down, in the early hours of Sunday 10 April 2022.

Public Statement: The murder of Denis Donaldson

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman has found no evidence that police leaked information about the whereabouts of former Sinn Féin member and self-declared informant Denis Donaldson prior to his murder in County Donegal on 4 April 2006.

Collusive behaviours and investigative failings

The Police Ombudsman has today (Tuesday 8 February 2022) issued a public statement which identifies significant investigative and intelligence failures and “collusive behaviours” by the RUC in relation to a series of murders and attempted murders by the UDA/UFF in south Belfast in the 1990s.

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  complaints@policeombudsman.org or call us on 0300 123 2989 (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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