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Police Ombudsman justifies first use of Taser by PSNI

Published Date:

24.07.2009

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

Published Date:

18.07.2009

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

Published Date:

14.07.2009

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...

Appeal for information about circumstances surrounding murder of Kevin McDaid

Published Date:

15.06.2009

The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for information about the circumstances leading up to the murder of Kevin McDaid in Coleraine. Mr McDaid was murdered during a violent disturbance in the Heights ar...

Police Ombudsman investigating circumstances surrounding Portstewart house death

Published Date:

16.05.2009

The Police Ombudsman is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 44-year-old man in Portstewart earlier today (Saturday 16 May).All incidents in which a person dies shortly after contact wi...

Police use of firearm: Twinbrook

Published Date:

03.05.2009

The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for witnesses to a shooting incident which took place just before midnight on Saturday 2nd May 2009. A police firearm was discharged in the Summerhill Drive area of...

Firing of Taser in west Belfast

Published Date:

02.04.2009

The Police Ombudsman's Office is investigating the firing of a taser by police in Belfast this morning.The incident happened shortly after eleven o'clock in the car park of the Twin Spires Centre on the Fall...

Police Ombudsman investigates police station death

Published Date:

13.03.2009

The Police Ombudsman is investigating the death of a 42-year-old man in Newtownards this afternoon. It is believed he had been arrested in the Bangor area earlier and taken to Newtownards police station whe...

Police Ombudsman condemns murder

Published Date:

10.03.2009

The Police Ombudsman's Office has condemned the murders of recent days. "I offer my profound sympathy to the family and friends of the police officer murdered last night in Craigavon and also to all who...

Appeal for information about policeman's murder

Published Date:

25.02.2009

Investigators from the Police Ombudsman's Office will this morning (Wednesday) make an appeal in Cushendall for information about the murder of RUC Sergeant Joe Campbell in the village on 25th February 1977-...

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