Investigation Reports

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Discharge of six AEPs in north Belfast was justified

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has found that the use of six Attenuated Energy Projectiles (AEPs) by the police during public disorder in north Belfast on 12 July 2012 was proportionate and necess...

Belfast Harbour Police Gun Club wound up after Police Ombudsman investigation

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A licensed gun club run by officers of the Belfast Harbour Police has been wound up, after a Police Ombudsman investigation found inadequate processes for monitoring weapons and ammunition.

Use of Taser justified against man who stabbed himself during Belleek incident

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Apr 2012

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using Taser against a man who had stabbed himself and was threatening to cut his throat, during an incident in Belleek in April 2012.

Call handler’s failure to pass on all information from 999 call did not contribute to death of Andrew Lorimer

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that a police officer failed to provide police patrols with all relevant information from a 999 call, but that the failure did not contribute to the death of Lurgan...

Taser use justified after officer injured by dog

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using a Taser against a dog which bit a police officer’s hands, causing injuries which required plastic surgery.

Police across UK to be warned about issues with cell fitted to police vans

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The PSNI is to warn UK police forces about possible problems with the design of a cell fitted to specially adapted police vans, following a Police Ombudsman investigation into the death of a 21-year-old man ...

PDF: Full public statement

VIDEO: UK police to be warned about problems with van cells

Police correct to use Taser against man armed with hatchet

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were justified in using a Taser against a bare-chested man who was threatening a crowd with a hatchet in the Strathfoyle area of Derry/Londonderry i...

No police link to death but officers disciplined over pursuit through village

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Two police officers have been disciplined after driving at 81mph through a 30mph zone in the village of Claudy in an unmarked police vehicle with no sirens or flashing lights activated, after having been in ...

No police misconduct over Enniskillen cell incident

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A Police Ombudsman investigation launched after a man cut his wrist with part of a lighter he said he found in a police cell, has not recommended disciplinary action against any police officer.

Use of Taser appropriate after man threatens to slash his own throat

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police officers were justified in using a Taser on a man who had threatened to slash his own throat, and who charged at them with a knife.

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