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Police Ombudsman publishes review of legislation

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The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has published a review of the legislation under which her Office operates, in accordance with section 61(4) of the Police (NI) Act 1998. The review coincides with t...

PDF LogoReview of legislation under Section 61(4) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998

Twenty years on

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The Police Ombudsman's Office is 20 years old today. It first opened its doors to the public on 6 November 2000.

PDF Logo20th Anniversary Booklet

Office closes after staff test positive for Coronavirus

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has been closed today to the public after a number of staff members have tested positive for the Coronavirus. The duration of the closure will be kept under review.

New agreement with PSNI over provision of information

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office and the PSNI have signed a new agreement which will oversee the processes by which police provide information to the complaints body.

PDF LogoAgreement with PSNI over provision of information

Police Ombudsman’s Office outlines focus of investigation

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has outlined in greater detail the focus of its current investigation into how police dealt with a series of public protests during the early part of the ‘lockdown’ period.

Police Ombudsman to look at how police have enforced regulations on large public gatherings

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has disclosed that an investigation is underway into how the PSNI have enforced the Coronavirus Public Health Regulations at large public gatherings.

Appeal for information following man’s death at Cloughey

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses following the death of a 27-year-old man at Cloughey in Co. Down yesterday afternoon (Saturday 25 April).

Coronavirus Update

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has said it hopes to keep the the police complaints system operational throughout the current health crisis.

Coronavirus: Office arrangements

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office is having to adapt our working arrangements in line with Government guidance relating to the current outbreak of Covid-19.

Office closes to members of the public

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has put in place ‘social distancing’ measures in line with current Government guidance on dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak.

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