Historical Reports

No evidence of collusion in brothers' double murder, but investigation was brief and flawed: Police Ombudsman

Date Released:

30.10.2007

The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence of security force collusion in the UVF murder of two young Catholic brothers in Co. Armagh in 1993, but has found that the police investigation of the murders, desp...

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No evidence Greysteel could have been prevented: Nuala O'Loan

Date Released:

16.10.2007

A Police Ombudsman investigation has established that police did not have any prior knowledge which could have helped them prevent the terrorist attack in Greysteel.

No new evidence killing was deliberate but use of baton gun was unjustified

Date Released:

16.04.2007

A Police Ombudsman investigation into a fatal shooting of a boy on 15 April 1981 in Derry / Londonderry, has not uncovered any additional evidence that there was an intent to unlawfully kill, or to cause gri...

Operation Ballast: investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murder of Raymond McCord Jr

Date Released:

22.01.2007

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has released the findings of her three-and-a-half-year investigation into a series of complaints about police conduct in relation to the murder of Raymond McCord Jun...

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No available evidence that terrorist attack on soldier could have been prevented

Date Released:

12.12.2006

The Police Ombudsman's Office has said it has found no evidence that the murder of Stephen Restorick, the last serving soldier to be killed by the IRA in Northern Ireland, could have been prevented. However,...

Army thought McConville disappearance a hoax

Date Released:

13.08.2006

The Police Ombudsman investigation into a complaint from Jean McConville's family has concluded that police did not conduct an investigation into her disappearance for more than 20 years. The investigation h...

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Police failed to properly investigate murder, but did not attempt to instigate Republican feud

Date Released:

18.02.2005

The Police Ombudsman concluded that the RUC failed to properly investigate the death of Eoin David Morley, who was murdered by the IRA on Easter Sunday, April 15 1990. However, Mrs Nuala O'Loan found that th...

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Significant failures in investigation of 1997 Sean Brown murder

Date Released:

19.01.2004

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that the RUC investigation of the murder of 61-year-old Sean Brown from Bellaghy in County Derry/Londonderry in 1997 was incomplete and inadequate.

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Police Ombudsman releases findings on Devenny investigation

Date Released:

04.12.2001

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has released results of a three-month investigation into a complaint by the family of Derry/Londonderry man Samuel Devenny who died three months after he and members of his fami...

Investigation of police officer's murder not thorough: Police Ombudsman

The Police Ombudsman's Office has told the son of an off-duty policeman killed in Belfast in 1988 that the investigation into his father's murder was not thorough and that not all information available to po...

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