Investigation Reports

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Officer disciplined over discharge of CS spray

Incident Date:

Aug 2017

A police officer who discharged CS Spray into a group of fighting youths has been disciplined following investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

CS spray use justified against juvenile in Magherafelt

Incident Date:

Jul 2017

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were justified in using CS Spray against a 17-year-old boy who had thrown items at them and was attempting to use a fire extinguisher to break a win...

Two police drivers disciplined for speeding

Incident Date:

Oct 2016

Two police drivers have been disciplined after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office found that they had driven at excessive speeds without justification in Co. Tyrone in October 2016.

Officers justified in using TASERs against man with razor blade

Incident Date:

01.07.2016

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police acted appropriately when TASER stun guns were used against a man who had cut himself with a razor blade and was threatening to harm him...

Officer justified in using TASER against man reported to have gun

Incident Date:

Jun 2016

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using a TASER stun gun when a man they believed to have a gun charged towards them during an incident in Antrim town in June 2016.

Use of CS spray against a 15-year-old in Portstewart was “necessary and justified”

Incident Date:

May 2016

The Police Ombudsman has found that a police officer was justified in using CS Spray against a 15-year-old who threatened him with a hammer during an incident in Portstewart in May 2016.

Use of TASER justified as man threatened to self-harm with a chisel

Incident Date:

01.05.2016

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was justified in discharging a TASER stun gun at a man who was threatening to harm himself with a chisel during an incident in Derry/Londonderry in ...

Use of CS spray against 16-year-old was justified

Incident Date:

Feb 2016

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded that a police officer was justified in using CS Spray against a youth who was acting aggressively and resisting arrest during an incident in De...

Use of CS spray justified after youths cause damage at Co. Down children’s home

Incident Date:

Jan 2016

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police were justified in using CS Spray against a number of young people following disturbances at a Co. Down children’s home.

Officer disciplined for error which allowed man to avoid drug sanction

Incident Date:

Jan 2016

A man has had an adult caution for the possession of Class B drugs overturned as a result of an irregularity in the police search of his home.

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