Investigation Reports

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Taser use justified after man cuts his wrists in Lisburn

Incident Date:

Jun 2010

The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has concluded that police were justified in using Taser against a man who had barricaded himself in a bedroom and cut his wrists.

Use of Taser in Belfast justified as man threatens self-harm

Incident Date:

25.05.2010

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in discharging Taser at a man who was threatening to kill himself with a knife.

Police officers did not see fatal attack

Incident Date:

22.04.2010

Police officers on duty inside Woodbourne Police Station in west Belfast did not see a member of the public being beaten to death approximately 10 metres from its perimeter fence.

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Officer cleared of placing undue pressure on crime suspect

Incident Date:

Apr 2010

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that an off-duty police officer committed no disciplinary offence when he visited the workplace of a man suspected of a sexual assault on his (the officer's) sister.

Taser use against man who threatened to shoot officers was justified

Incident Date:

07.04.2010

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police acted appropriately when they fired a Taser at a man they thought might have been reaching for a gun.

Officers acted appropriately while trying to save 15-year-old who drowned in Faughan River

Incident Date:

07.04.2010

Despite not being able to swim, two police officers did all they reasonably could to save a 15-year-old boy who drowned in a river near Derry/Londonderry in 2010, a Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded.

Police justified in using Taser against man reported to have firearm in east Belfast

Incident Date:

01.04.2010

Police were justified in using Taser against a man who was acting aggressively with a knife, and who officers believed may also have had a gun, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded.

PSNI should review advice to officers over court appearances following judge's criticism of officer

Incident Date:

Mar 2010

The Police Ombudsman has recommended that the PSNI should review the advice it gives to officers about appearing at court, after a judge criticised a police officer's behaviour during an appeal hearing.

Officer at Kilrea St Patrick's parade cleared of using excessive force, but his actions heightened tensions

Incident Date:

17.03.2010

A Police Ombudsman investigation has cleared a police officer of using excessive force during the St Patrick's Day parade in Kilrea in 2010, but has also concluded that his actions heightened tensions and le...

Taser use "best way" of preventing man injuring himself

Incident Date:

06.03.2010

Police were right to use a Taser against a man who was threatening to cut his own throat during an incident at Carrickfergus in March 2010, the Police Ombudsman has found.

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