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Report on police handling of protests is published

22.12.20 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

The Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has said that claims the police handling of ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests and a counter demonstration earlier this year amounted to unfairness and discrimination are justified.

PDF LogoPDF: An investigation into police policy and practice in relation to protests in Northern Ireland

Police officer sacked for "exploitative" behaviour

15.12.20 Police Ombudsman cordon tape

A police officer has been dismissed without notice for abusing his position to initiate a sexual relationship with a woman he knew to be vulnerable.

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Police Ombudsman statement

A total of 13 separate matters arising from the de Silva review were formally referred to the Police Ombudsman's Office by the PSNI in February 2016. However, at this stage events connected to the murder of Pat Finucane are not central to any of our ongoing investigations.

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