Investigation Reports

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Officer used excessive force during city centre violence: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman has found that a police officer used excessive force when he used two baton strikes against a man who was standing with his back to him during disturbances in Belfast city centre in Augu...

Police justified in using AEPs against man who attacked police Land Rover with samurai sword

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The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in discharging two AEP baton rounds at a man who attacked a police Land Rover with a samurai sword in Belfast’s New Lodge area on 9 August 2013.

Officer disciplined for accessing records about friend’s estranged husband

Police Ombudsman investigation report cover

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Aug 2013

A police officer has been disciplined for inappropriately accessing police information, after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that she had allowed a personal friendship to compromise her impartiality.

Officer disciplined over misleading note

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A police officer has been disciplined for writing a misleading note about an incident during which he appeared to aim a kick towards a drunk man’s groin in Derry/Londonderry on 12 July 2013.

Use of AEPs during Belfast rioting was ‘justified and proportionate’

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Jul 2013

The firing of 58 Attenuated Energy Projectiles (AEPs) by police during sustained rioting in Belfast in 2013 was justified and proportionate, the Police Ombudsman has found.

Police officer accepts warning over driving incident

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

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The driver of a police Land Rover has received an informed warning following an incident at an Orange Order parade in north Belfast, during which a Sinn Fein politician was carried for a short distance on th...

Police right to use Taser as man threatens suicide in Ballymena

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Police were justified in using Taser against a man who had barricaded himself in a room and was threatening to kill himself, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman has concluded.

Officer right to use Taser during Belleek incident

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using a Taser to help restrain a man who was threatening to slash his own throat at Belleek in County Fermanagh in June 2013.

Police right to use Taser when man ran at them with a knife: Police Ombudsman

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Jun 2013

Police acted properly when they used Taser against a man who ran at them with a knife in North Belfast in June 2013, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found.

Police officer disciplined for providing character reference in fatal collision case

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

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Jun 2013

A police officer has been disciplined for breaching police policy when he provided a character reference for a woman convicted of causing death by dangerous driving which was at odds with evidence uncovered ...

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