Investigation Reports

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Baton round use justified: man had knife and CS spray

Incident Date:

Apr 2014

Police were justified in firing an AEP baton round at a man who confronted officers with a knife and a canister of CS Spray in east Belfast, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded.

Police were justified in using taser after man cuts his wrist

Incident Date:

19.03.2014

A POLICE Ombudsman investigation has concluded that a police officer was justified in using Taser against a 35-year-old man who had sliced his wrist, and who appeared ready to cut more deeply into the wound .

Derry/Londonderry bus stop incident: two officers disciplined over lack of care for vulnerable woman

Incident Date:

17.03.2014

Two police officers who left a woman lying on a bus stop beside a busy road in Derry/Londonderry have been disciplined following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Police right to use Taser against man who had stabbed himself

Incident Date:

20.02.2014

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded that police were justified in using Taser against a man who had stabbed himself in the stomach with a knife.

Use of CS Spray against 14 year old "necessary"

Incident Date:

07.01.2014

The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said the action of a police officer who used CS spray on a 14 year old student while in college in Derry/Londonderry earlier this year was necessary.

Taser used against man reported to have taken overdose in Dunmurry

Incident Date:

Dec 2013

Police in Dunmurry acted lawfully when they used Taser against a man reported to have taken an overdose and who had locked himself in a house, the Police Ombudsman has concluded.

Taser use justified against 18-year-old in north Belfast

Incident Date:

26.10.2013

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using Taser against a 18-year-old who threatened officers with a knife after they responded to a 999 call from his mother.

Use of Taser justified against man threatening to kill himself in north Belfast

Incident Date:

20.10.2013

The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using Taser against a man who had a knife and was threatening to kill himself during an incident in north Belfast in October 2013.

Officer right to use Taser to prevent man cutting throat

Incident Date:

16.10.2013

A police officer was justified in discharging Taser when a 20-year-old man began to cut his throat during an incident in Glengormley, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded.

Taser use justified as man threatens to cut his throat during Dundonald incident

Incident Date:

03.10.2013

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using Taser against a man who had a knife against his throat and was threatening to kill himself.

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