2009 Media Releases News

Witness appeal - Stewartstown Road, Belfast

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The Police Ombudsman has appealed for witnesses to an incident that took place in the Stewartstown Road area on Tuesday 3 November 2009. At around 11.10am an adult male was arrested by police officers at a p...

Little success in attempts to mediate between police officers and members of the public

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In a pilot project carried out by the Police Ombudsman's Office to attempt mediation of complaints made about police officers, only one out of 20 cases proved successful.The pilot project, which was carried ...

Police Ombudsman investigates firearms discharge near Toome

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The Police Ombudsman's Office is investigating the circumstances in which police discharged two shots near Toome, Co. Antrim, in the early hours of this morning (Friday 16 October). The shots were fired at a...

Strand Road incident

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has released some details about the progress of its investigation into last weekend's death of 40 year old Strabane man John Brady at Strand Road police station in Derry/Londond...

Police Ombudsman's Office confirms name of man who died in police station

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has released the name of the man who died while in police custody in Derry/Londonderry yesterday. He was John Brady, who was 40 and from Strabane.The Office launched an independ...

Police Ombudsman investigates police station death

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The Police Ombudsman has launched an investigation following the death of a 40-year-old man while in police custody in Derry/LondonderryThe man had been arrested and was being detained at Strand Road police ...

Police Ombudsman investigates Foyle Bridge incident

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The Police Ombudsman is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 16-year old male, whose body was found close to the Foyle Bridge in Derry/Londonderry shortly after 9.00am on Thursday 30 Ju...

Police Ombudsman justifies first use of Taser by PSNI

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The Police Ombudsman has said the first use of a Taser by police in Northern Ireland was "justified and proportionate". The weapon, which uses electricity to incapacitate subjects, was discharged i...

Police Ombudsman probes discharge of shot at Gilford

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The Police Ombudsman's Office is investigating the circumstances in which a police firearm was discharged in the Gilford area of County Down earlier today (18 July 2009).A police officer discharged a single ...

Police Ombudsman investigates Newry Taser discharge

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The Police Ombudsman's Office is investigating the circumstances of a Taser discharge near Newry yesterday (13 July).Police discharged the weapon at a man who was armed with several knives and threatening se...

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