Investigation Reports

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Officer properly assessed woman’s fitness to drive prior to fatal crash, but second officer disciplined over insurance check failings

Incident Date:

17.03.2011

A police officer took all reasonable steps before returning car keys to a woman who died when her car collided with a lorry 16 hours after she was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit.

Three officers disciplined following investigation into police handling of shooting

Incident Date:

11.03.2011

Three police officers have been disciplined following a Police Ombudsman investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of Marion Millican.

PDF: Full public statement

Officer was wrong to shoot towards fleeing robbery suspects

Incident Date:

02.03.2011

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was wrong to fire a warning shot into the ground as two men ran off from the scene of an attempted robbery in east Belfast in March 2011.

Police justified in using Taser against man armed with knives in east Belfast

Incident Date:

20.02.2011

Police were justified in using Taser against a man who moved towards officers with two large kitchen knives in his hands, a Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded.

Police officer justified in shooting man in east Belfast

Incident Date:

03.02.2011

Shortly after 4am on August 4th, 2001, two police officers travelling in a police Land Rover noticed the tail lights of a car parked in a car park opposite Kirkistown Golf Club. The officers became suspiciou...

Police justified in discharging AEP round at rioter during Lurgan security alert

Incident Date:

29.01.2011

The Police Ombudsman has found that the PSNI used reasonable and justified force when a single Attenuated Energy Projectile (AEP) was used during rioting in Lurgan on 29 January 2011.

Eight police officers disciplined over failures after man goes missing from hospital

Incident Date:

29.01.2011

A Police Ombudsman investigation has resulted in eight police officers – three Inspectors, three Sergeants, and three Constables – being disciplined for their failures in the search for a man who had been r...

PDF: Full public statement

Officer abused his position by attempting to persuade shop to drop shoplifting allegation

Incident Date:

26.01.2011

A SENIOR PSNI officer asked a shop manager to “let it go” after a colleague was detained on suspicion of shoplifting, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found.

Taser used after man begins stabbing his own chest during Bangor incident

Incident Date:

24.01.2011

The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in discharging a taser to prevent a man (Man A) stabbing himself in the chest during an incident in Bangor in January 2011.

Officer’s driving was “below required standard” when ambulance crashed while being escorted

Incident Date:

19.01.2011

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded that an advanced police driver drove “below the required standard” while escorting an ambulance which crashed near Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh...

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