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Use of TASER justified after man locked himself in bathroom with knife

Incident Date:

Nov 2015

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using a TASER stun gun against a man who had locked himself in a bathroom, and who appeared to have caused injury to his neck and wrists.

TASER use was justified to stop man self-harming or being knocked down

Incident Date:

Nov 2015

Police were justified in using a TASER stun gun to prevent a man cutting himself with a shard of glass or causing a traffic accident during an incident in west Belfast, a Police Ombudsman investigation has c...

Taser use justified as woman holds knife to throat

Incident Date:

Sep 2015

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using Taser against a woman who who was bleeding from cuts to her arms and had a knife held to her throat.

Police officer right to use TASER against man with samurai sword in Belfast city centre

Incident Date:

Aug 2015

A Police Officer was right to use a TASER stun gun against a man armed with a samurai sword in Belfast city centre in August 2015, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded.

TASER use helped prevent self harm during Portadown incident

Incident Date:

Aug 2015

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were right to use a TASER stun gun when a man threatened self harm with a knife in Portadown in August 2015.

Officer right to use TASER when confronted by man with knife

Incident Date:

Aug 2015

The Police Ombudsman has found that a police officer was right to use a TASER stun gun when confronted by a man with a knife at a hostel for the homeless in Derry/Londonderry .

Officers justified in using taser three times as man on drugs threatens to jump out of window

Incident Date:

Jul 2015

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were justified in discharging Taser three times against a man who was threatening to jump out of an upstairs window after breaking into two houses w...

Airport knife incident: police use of Taser was “justified and proportionate” says Police Ombudsman

Incident Date:

13.06.2015

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using Taser against a man acting irrationally with a knife at the perimeter fence of Belfast City Airport last June.

Use of CS Spray justified after juvenile attacked car and threatened officers

Incident Date:

Jun 2015

Police justified in using CS spray against 17-year-old in Ballymena

Incident Date:

May 2015

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were justified in using CS Spray against a 17-year-old who was acting aggressively while officers investigated a burglary in Ballymena.

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