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Failings compromised fairness of police investigation into off-duty officers

Published Date:

13.12.2018

Police failings compromised the fairness of an investigation into off-duty police officers involved in a fight with members of the public in Coleraine, the Police Ombudsman has found.

Woman who videoed police officer has assault complaint rejected

Published Date:

11.12.2018

A woman who claimed she was assaulted by police officers after a knife was seized from her handbag at a party has had her complaint dismissed by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Police officer disciplined for altering search warrant

Published Date:

06.12.2018

A police officer who tampered with a search warrant meaning a case of drug possession could not be prosecuted, has been disciplined after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Complaint from man who had cannabis and cash stolen is rejected by Police Ombudsman

Published Date:

06.12.2018

Appeal for witnesses to Lurgan incident

Published Date:

12.11.2018

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident in Lurgan on Thursday 18 October.

Appeal for information about fatal 1991 shooting

Published Date:

12.11.2018

Police Ombudsman investigators will be in Downpatrick on Wednesday (14 November) as part of their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting in the town in 1991.

Police officer climbed through window of homeless hostel and drank with residents

Published Date:

01.11.2018

A police officer has been disciplined after breaching a homeless hostel’s policies by climbing in through a window and spending several hours drinking with residents.

No one ‘protected’ in Robert McCartney murder investigation

Published Date:

31.10.2018

The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said that while he understands the family of Robert McCartney may well feel that the criminal justice system has failed them, there is no evidence police played ...

Officer cleared of sexual assault

Published Date:

26.10.2018

A police officer accused of sexual assault by a woman he arrested for drink driving has been cleared following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s office.

RUC did not protect murderers from justice

Published Date:

18.10.2018

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found no evidence to indicate that RUC officers were complicit in the murder of a colleague nor protected those responsible from investigation.

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