Case Studies

Police not negligent in leaving 14 year-old alone in house after arrest of her father

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Published Date:

30.09.2015

Two police officers who were accused of failing to care for a 14 year-old girl after they arrested her father have been cleared following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman's Office.

Officer failed to arrange medical assistance for man who "is lucky to be alive"

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

22.09.2015

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer failed to summon medical assistance for a man who had been attacked outside a nightclub, and who said he was later told by medical staff that he was "...

No misconduct over allegations officers failed to take action to protect child

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

Published Date:

25.08.2015

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police did not fail to take action when a car was driven dangerously with an unrestrained child on board.

Police did not use too much force following “petrol bomb” incident

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

Published Date:

16.07.2015

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded that police did not use too much force during the arrest of a youth in connection with a suspected petrol bomb incident.

Officer 'to be commended' for investigation into assault

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Man was not sent to jail on the basis of inaccurate police information

Police Ombudsman witness appeal sign

Published Date:

21.05.2015

A POLICE Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that a man was sent back to jail on the basis of inaccurate information provided by police.

Police made proper enquiries into missing person report and mugging concerns

Police Ombudsman cordon tape

Published Date:

14.04.2015

Police made all reasonable efforts to locate a missing man and to investigate whether he had been mugged, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded.

Officer formally disciplined for “alarming failures” in assault investigation

Police Ombudsman investigation report cover

Published Date:

24.02.2015

A police officer has been formally disciplined for “alarming failures” in his investigation of an assault, and for misleading senior police officers and Police Ombudsman investigators.

Police not to blame for crashed van being sent to scrap-yard without owner’s knowledge

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

13.02.2015

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police were not to blame after a vehicle which was seized by officers following an accident, was sent to a scrap-yard without the knowledge of its owners.

No police misconduct over collapse of deer death court case

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Officer disciplined over failure to seize weapons despite alleged threat

Police Ombudsman cordon tape

Published Date:

12.01.2015

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to seize firearms from a man alleged to have threatened to shoot someone during an ongoing dispute.

Officer disciplined after assault charges ruled out by delay

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

Published Date:

07.01.2015

A police officer has been disciplined after a file about an alleged assault was submitted to the Public Prosecution Service too late to be considered.

Man who complained about no prosecution in “assault” case turned out to have instigated incident

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No misconduct in police threat to kill investigation

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Two officers disciplined for failings in “hit and run” investigation

Police Ombudsman cordon tape

Published Date:

16.12.2014

Two police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that an alleged hit and run case was closed without any meaningful investigation having been carried out into the incident.

Police dealt properly with house party fight

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Published Date:

08.12.2014

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected a complaint that police failed to deal properly or impartially with three men involved in a fight at a house party.

Police were right to return children to mother after father accused of assault

Police Ombudsman investigation report cover

Published Date:

24.11.2014

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police acted properly by returning a man’s children to their mother to allow them to arrest him after she accused him of assault.

Crash enquiries were appropriate

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

19.11.2014

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police dealt with reports of a road traffic collision properly, despite a public complaint that they had not attended the scene of the collisi...

Man ends up in court after alibi evidence ignored

Police Ombudsman exhibit box.

Published Date:

17.11.2014

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that a man ended up in court charged with assault after police failed to speak to three witnesses who could provide him with an alibi.

Police officer disciplined after colleague backs up youth’s “broken jaw” claims

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Published Date:

12.11.2014

A police officer who told a youth he was lucky not to have a broken jaw has been disciplined for using threatening language following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office. The incident happen...

Officer involved in civil dispute did not use police computers to gain woman’s details

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Officer followed correct procedure while issuing Fixed Penalty Notice

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Officers cleared following claims of excessive use of force

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Officer disciplined over unlawful stop and search

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Behaviour of officer while on hospital ward 'unacceptable'

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Investigation finds failings in police handling of alleged fraud case

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Officers were right to use 'hard-stop' tactics during bid to apprehend suspects

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Officer "oppressive" while issuing speeding ticket

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Police urged to keep a record of advice issued by 'gatekeepers'

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Officers disciplined for carrying out breath test procedure out of uniform

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Officers who 'laughed at man having a panic attack' cleared following investigation.

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Policy changes after Ombudsman investigates allegations of stolen money

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No evidence police were biased against man arrested over domestic incident

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Police acted appropriately after reports of man following social worker

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Officer should not have deleted amateur photographer’s pictures

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No police misconduct after man arrested for suspected breach of bail conditions

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Officer cleared following investigation into 'improper' use of CS spray

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Officer helped resolve land dispute, but acted insensitively by clapping

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Police asked to speak to man who had died 12 years previously

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No misconduct after man told it would be financially beneficial to inform

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Officer disciplined after inappropriate remarks caught on CCTV

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Officer did not push lit cigarette into youth’s eye

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Officer disciplined for delay in interviewing witness

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Officers did not racially discriminate

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Inaccurate police records resulted in wrong person being arrested over serious crime

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Officers not to blame after motorcyclist crashes into collision debris

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Poor police investigation ends with apology to victim of assault

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