Investigation Reports

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No police link to death but officers disciplined over pursuit through village

Police Ombudsman investigators at an incident scene

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Two police officers have been disciplined after driving at 81mph through a 30mph zone in the village of Claudy in an unmarked police vehicle with no sirens or flashing lights activated, after having been in ...

No police misconduct over Enniskillen cell incident

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A Police Ombudsman investigation launched after a man cut his wrist with part of a lighter he said he found in a police cell, has not recommended disciplinary action against any police officer.

Use of Taser appropriate after man threatens to slash his own throat

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police officers were justified in using a Taser on a man who had threatened to slash his own throat, and who charged at them with a knife.

Insufficient evidence of assault after car chase through west and north Belfast

Street sign for Brompton Park, Belfast

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Police officers who arrested a man at the end of a 35-minute car chase through north and west Belfast will not face disciplinary action following a Police Ombudsman investigation.

Officer justified in firing at dog in Newry

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The Police Ombudsman has found that a police officer was justified in firing a shot at a dog he said attacked him while he was responding to a report of a disturbance.

Use Of Taser “justified and necessary” against man armed with knives In Derry / Londonderry

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using Taser against a man who had two knives and was acting aggressively in Derry/Londonderry in August 2011.

Police acted professionally in dealing with “gun” incident

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were right to use Taser when a man, who was reported to have taken an overdose, threatened to get a gun.

Police justified in firing 20 baton rounds during Portadown violence

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in discharging 20 baton rounds during serious disorder in Portadown on 15 July 2011.

Police justified in discharging 77 baton rounds during Ardoyne disturbances

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police were justified in discharging a total of 77 baton rounds (Attenuated Energy Projectiles or AEPs) during more than six hours of rioting ...

Police justified in firing 43 baton rounds during disorder at Broadway, Belfast

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Police were justified in discharging a total of 43 batons rounds during serious rioting in Belfast on 12 July 2011, a Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded.

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