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Temporary disruption to phone lines and emails

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Published Date:

12.02.2021

Please note that due to essential maintenance work, our telephone lines and email system will not be operational between 11.30am and 2pm today (Friday 12 February). We apologise for any inconvenience thi...

Police Ombudsman investigating Ormeau Road incident

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Published Date:

05.02.2021

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has begun an investigation into an incident in Belfast’s Ormeau Road area this afternoon.

Coronavirus Update

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Published Date:

29.01.2021

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is continuing to respond to the ongoing pandemic by implementing measures to minimise the impact on our work and reduce health risks. Although the Office remains closed to ...

Discrimination concerns are justified, but not on grounds of race or ethnicity

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Published Date:

22.12.2020

The Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has said that claims the police handling of ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests and a counter demonstration earlier this year amounted to unfairness and discrimination are jus...

PDF LogoPDF: An investigation into police policy and practice in relation to protests in Northern Ireland

Police officer sacked over exploitative behaviour towards vulnerable woman

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Published Date:

15.12.2020

A police officer has been dismissed without notice for abusing his position to initiate a sexual relationship with a woman he knew to be vulnerable.

Police Ombudsman statement

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Published Date:

30.11.2020

A total of 13 separate matters arising from the de Silva review were formally referred to the Police Ombudsman's Office by the PSNI in February 2016. However, at this stage events connected to the murder ...

Police Ombudsman publishes review of legislation

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Published Date:

25.11.2020

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

Published Date:

06.11.2020

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

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Office closes after staff test positive for Coronavirus

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Published Date:

15.10.2020

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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Published Date:

12.08.2020

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.

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