2007 Media Releases News

Police should have begun investigation - Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has upheld a complaint that police were wrong when they refused to initiate an investigation into suspicions of fraud in relation to money raised during charity football matches...

No evidence of collusion in brothers' double murder, but investigation was brief and flawed: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence of security force collusion in the UVF murder of two young Catholic brothers in Co. Armagh in 1993, but has found that the police investigation of the murders, desp...

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No evidence Greysteel could have been prevented: Nuala O'Loan

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has established that police did not have any prior knowledge which could have helped them prevent the terrorist attack in Greysteel. On 25th March 1993 the UFF carried out an...

Report on the circumstances of the death of Mr Neil McConville on 29 April 2003

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The police operation which resulted in the first fatal shooting by the PSNI was poorly managed by senior officers, but the officer who fired the fatal shots was justified in using his firearm to protect the ...

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Police failed Rosemary Nelson: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Nuala O'Loan, has said an abusive and inherently dangerous leaflet and a death threat made against the solicitor Rosemary Nelson were not handled properly by the police.Mrs O'Loan s...

Police Ombudsman praises PSNI officer who reported colleague over assault

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The Police Ombudsman has praised a police officer who "did the right thing" by reporting a colleague who hit a man in the face while the man was restrained in handcuffs. The PSNI Sergeant reported ...

Police properly investigated Army suicide case: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police correctly handled the investigation into the death of an 18-year-old Royal Irish Regiment soldier whose suicide in 2001 was alleged to have followed bullying in...

Government should ensure funds are available: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Nuala O'Loan has called on the government to ensure her Office has the funds it needs to  carry out her statutory duty of investigating murders from the past which have been re...

Police Ombudsman praises officer for firing gun.

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The Police Ombudsman has praised a police officer for his quick thinking in discharging his firearm during an incident reminiscent of one of the most gruesome images of 'the Troubles.'The incident began on M...

No evidence of police misconduct in Derry/Londonderry "rave" incident

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A Police Ombudsman investigation into an incident in which a 31-year-old man sustained serious head injuries when he fell as police cleared a crowd from an illegal rave, has found no evidence of police misco...

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