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Use of Taser prevented man causing himself further self-harm during Newtownabbey incident

Incident Date:

12.01.2011

A man who had cut his throat and was threatening to kill himself, was prevented from causing further self-harm when a police officer used a Taser to help restrain him.

Officer's use of Taser against man with knife 'justified'

Incident Date:

05.01.2011

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman's Office has concluded that an officer was justified in using a Taser against a man who was in the process of being arrested for having a knife.

Officer failed to deal properly with intelligence

Incident Date:

01.01.2011

A police officer has been disciplined after failing to deal properly with a report that paramilitaries were planning to shoot a man (Man A).

Officer disciplined after firing gun into floor of police Land Rover

Incident Date:

03.12.2010

A police officer has been disciplined after accidentally firing a round from his personal protection weapon into the floor of a police Land Rover.

Officer justified in firing shot at man with machete in Portadown

Incident Date:

25.11.2010

The Police Ombudsman has found that a police officer acted justifiably when she fired a shot at a man who was threatening officers with a machete in Portadown.

Officer disciplined for failing to deal properly with missing persons report

Incident Date:

01.11.2010

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to deal properly with a missing person report following an incident in November 2010.

Seven officers disciplined over investigation of assault which later claimed Lisburn man's life

Incident Date:

17.10.2010

Seven police officers have been disciplined following a Police Ombudsman investigation which found significant failings in the way police initially investigated a serious assault which later led to the death...

No disciplinary action against officer who struck man to assist colleagues in applying handcuffs

Incident Date:

09.10.2010

The Police Ombudsman concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action against an officer who struck a man while officers were attempting to apply handcuffs.

Officers disciplined over investigation of alleged assault on prisoner who later took his own life

Incident Date:

09.10.2010

Two police officers have been disciplined for failing to properly investigate an alleged assault on a prisoner who later took his own life.

Police right to use Taser against woman threatening to stab herself during incident at Toome

Incident Date:

01.10.2010

The Police Ombudsman has found that police acted correctly when they used a taser to prevent a woman stabbing herself during an incident at Toome, Co. Antrim, on 1 October 2010.

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