Investigation Reports

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Baton round use justified during north Belfast disorder, but police evidence gathering and training should be improved

Incident Date:

12.07.2011

The discharge of eight baton rounds during serious disorder in the North Queen Street area of Belfast on 12 July 2011 was justified, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded.

Alleged assault at Ballymena police station

Incident Date:

12.07.2011

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that a police officer was captured on CCTV punching a prisoner on the head inside Ballymena police station after his arrest on 12 July 2011.

Police justified in firing 22 AEPs during north Belfast violence

Incident Date:

11.07.2011

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in firing 22 AEP baton rounds during rioting in the Oldpark Road area of north Belfast on the evening of 11-12 July 2011.

“Decisive” Police Action Averts Major Incident In Carrickfergus

Incident Date:

10.07.2011

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police may have helped to avert a potentially serious incident in Carrickfergus in July 2011 when rioters were prevented from a suspected atte...

Use of AEPs during east Belfast disorder was justified

Incident Date:

01.07.2011

The Police Ombudsman has said the police use of 10 AEPs during rioting in east Belfast during the night and morning of 1 and 2 July 2011 was justified.

Officer justified in punching man who assaulted defenceless woman with “metal bar” in Portrush

Incident Date:

26.06.2011

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was justified in punching a man who had subjected a “defenceless” woman to a beating with what appeared to be a metal bar, during an incident in Portr...

Use of 130 baton rounds justified as gunmen and blast bombers take to the streets in east Belfast

Incident Date:

20.06.2011

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in firing 130 AEP baton rounds during two nights of serious disorder at an east Belfast interface in June 2011.

Officer fires shot through floor of car outside Hydebank

Incident Date:

07.06.2011

The Police Ombudsman has said it was fortunate no one was killed or seriously injured when a police officer accidentally fired a shot through the floor of a police car outside the Hydebank Young Offenders Ce...

Custody officer disciplined after prisoner uses razor blade to cut wrists while in police custody

Incident Date:

Jun 2011

A police custody officer has been disciplined after a prisoner at the Strand Road police station in Derry/Londonderry cut his wrists with a razor blade in June 2011.

Taser use justified against man threatening to cut his own throat

Incident Date:

28.05.2011

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were justified in using Taser against a man armed with a knife who was threatening to cut his own throat.

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