2002 Media Releases News

13,000 inquiries to Police Ombudsman

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Almost 13 thousand people contacted the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland during its first year and a half of operations, seeking help and advice on policing matters.

Carryduff baby: Police Ombudsman to oversee disposal of DNA samples

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has announced it is to offer its support to women from the Carryduff area and to the police, following the discovery of the murdered body of an infant girl in the area in March.

'Firing of baton rounds justified' - Police Ombudsman

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A Police Ombudsman report into the police use of plastic baton rounds in seven riots during the past 12 months says that officers were not only justified but on one occasion were restrained in their use of t...

Police Association allegations against the Police Ombudsman

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The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland notes with surprise and disappointment the contents of a Press Release issued by Edwards & Co, Solicitors, on behalf of the Police Association for Nort...

‘We cannot investigate Castlereagh at this stage’ - Police Ombudsman

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The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has said it cannot at this stage carry out an investigation into Sunday’s theft of material from the police complex at Castlereagh in Belfast.

Police Ombudsman welcomes Board recommendations

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The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Nuala O'Loan has given a broad welcome to the recommendations announced by the Policing Board yesterday following her report into the Omagh Bombing.

It's time to address the issues - Police Ombudsman

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THE Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Mrs Nuala O'Loan, has said it is now important that a way be found to resolve the issues surrounding the bombing of Omagh.

Death of Stephen McCullough: Police Ombudsman Appeal for Information

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The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has appealed for information about a man whose body was found in Cavehill Country Park in Northern Belfast on Wednesday afternoon, January 16 2002.

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