Investigation Reports

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Former officer acquitted of criminal misconduct

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A former police officer has been found not guilty of misconduct in a public office, after standing trial over allegations that he had falsified a statement.

Officer disciplined after shooting at fleeing driver

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A police officer has been disciplined after firing two warning shots at a lorry driver who left his vehicle and was running away following an eight mile pursuit in south Armagh in September 2007. However,...

Police could have used AEP rounds earlier during Bangor disturbances

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in discharging six AEP impact rounds during serious rioting in Bangor's Kilcooley Estate in August 2007 - and in fact would have been justified in fi...

Officer receives adult caution after statement

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A police officer who admitted making "a mistake" in a statement presented to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has received an adult caution after appearing at court charged with Misconduct in a Public Of...

Police officer disciplined for behaviour likely to provoke prisoner

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A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that his actions in dealing with a person detained in police custody were likely to provoke the prisoner and lead to a confr...

Investigation allays concerns over information disclosure

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The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence to support concerns raised during a court case that a police officer had unlawfully disclosed information following a car crash.

Court clears officer who discharged shots

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A police officer who fired six shots at a man who was running away after a car chase in north Belfast was prosecuted but acquitted at court of attempting to cause the man grievous bodily harm.

Man lost sight in eye after officer fired "justified" shots at car speeding towards him.

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The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was justified in firing two shots at a stolen car being driven directly towards him in Dundonald in January 2007. One of the shots struck the car’s fr...

Police evidence during trial: Police Ombudsman findings

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman's Office has found that the presentation of a photograph to the judge at the Omagh bomb trial with respect to the discovery of an unexploded mortar bomb at Altmore Fo...

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Officer justified in discharging warning shot to prevent attack on Antrim household

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The Police Ombudsman has found that a police officer was justified in discharging a warning shot to prevent four men, two of whom he believed to be armed, from breaking into a house in Antrim during a disput...

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