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“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.

Police failed to take reasonable precautions to protect man who died after escaping from police car

Incident Date:

22.05.2011

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the escape of a man who died after running away from police in Strabane in May 2011.

Police acted properly in using Taser against man armed with knife at Lisburn

Incident Date:

03.04.2011

The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using a Taser against a man armed with a knife at Lisburn in April 2011.

Police officer disciplined for evidence he gave in court

Incident Date:

Apr 2011

A police officer had been disciplined following a case at Enniskillen Magistrate’s Court when the presiding judge said he believed one of the officers who had given evidence to the court had lied.

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