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Young men were subjected to coercion and oppression

10.06.22 Police Ombudsman investigators at an incident scene

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that four young men arrested in Derry/Londonderry in 1979 were treated unfairly and made ‘confessional’ statements which were not voluntary according to the standards of the time.

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Witness appeal: Sion Mills incident

27.05.22 Logo on front door of Police Ombudsman's Office

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for information about an incident involving police officers and members of the public at Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone, in the early morning of Friday 6 May.

Armagh incident: appeal for witnesses

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

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.

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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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