Investigation Reports

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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.

Taser use justified after man reports being robbed and threatens to stab robber and police

Incident Date:

12.04.2015

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that an officer was justified in using Taser against a man who called 999 to report that he had been robbed, and who warned that he was going to kill the robber...

Police right to use Taser after man cuts wrists with a broken bottle

Incident Date:

21.03.2015

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police were justified in using Taser after a man began to cut his wrists with a broken bottle.

Officers right to use TASER after violent suspect appeared to reach for weapon

Incident Date:

Mar 2015

Police were right to use a TASER stun gun against a man they believed was reaching for a weapon, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded.

TASER use was justified, but police introduce new procedures after loss of evidence

Incident Date:

Feb 2015

The PSNI has implemented a number of Police Ombudsman recommendations after a knife went missing following an incident in north Down during which TASER stun guns were used.

Officers could not have predicted man would kill

Incident Date:

29.01.2015

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police officers who did not arrest a man who repeatedly tried to enter a flat in south Belfast, could not have predicted that he would kill his friend less tha...

Use of Tasers and AEPs justified against man with machetes

Incident Date:

17.01.2015

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were justified in using AEP baton rounds and Tasers against a man armed with machete-type swords during an incident in Antrim last year.

TASER use “removed stabbing threat”: Police Ombudsman

Incident Date:

01.01.2015

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police were right to use a TASER stun gun against a man following a stabbing incident in Lisburn on New Year’s Day 2015.

Police justified in using CS Spray and drawing gun against juvenile with knife in Lurgan

Incident Date:

Dec 2014

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police were justified in using CS Spray and drawing a gun against a 17-year-old in Lurgan in 2014.

Police use of CS spray against juvenile was justified: Police Ombudsman

Incident Date:

26.12.2014

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using CS Spray against a 17-year-old in Ballymena on Boxing Day 2014.

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