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Police evidence during trial: Police Ombudsman findings

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman's Office has found that the presentation of a photograph to the judge at the Omagh bomb trial with respect to the discovery of an unexploded mortar bomb at Altmore Fo...

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'Time for rational discussion: independent investigation must remain.' Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman, Mr Al Hutchinson, has given a general welcome to the proposals which have been announced for dealing with Northern Ireland's past, but has said the concept of independent investigation ...

Police Ombudsman Raytheon appeal

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has issued an appeal for information in relation to the anti-war protest held earlier this month in Londonderry/Derry. The Office has received and is investigating a complaint f...

Templepatrick Taser discharge: Police Ombudsman investigating

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The Police Ombudsman is investigating the police use of a taser during an incident at Templepatrick in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 31 December 2008).At approximately 4.30am police were called ...

Police Ombudsman seeks witnesses after Taser used for first time in Belfast

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The Police Ombudsman has appealed for witnesses after police discharged a taser during an incident at a shopping centre in west Belfast. The incident, the first use of a taser by police in the city, happened...

Police Ombudsman appeals for information following discovery of man's body

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The Police Ombudsman has appealed for information following the discovery of a man's body in the Galgorm Road area of Ballymena.The body of the 43-year-old man was discovered by a member of the public on Fri...

Police Ombudsman appeals for information after impact rounds discharged at Ballybeen

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POLICE OMBUDSMAN APPEALS FOR INFORMATION AFTER IMPACT ROUNDS DISCHARGED AT BALLYBEENThe Police Ombudsman has appealed for information after police discharged AEPs - attenuated energy projectiles, the replace...

Police failed to investigate Arlene Arkinson's disappearance properly

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has found that police failed to properly investigate the disappearance of 15-year-old Arlene Arkinson from Castlederg in County Tyrone in 1994.

Police Officer'S Attitude To Complaints System Is Improving: Survey

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The attitude of police officers to the Police Ombudsman's Office has improved slightly in recent years, according to a research report which has just been published. An independent survey of the attitudes of...

Complaints against police drop 10%: annual report

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The number of complaints made against police officers in Northern Ireland fell by 10% during the 2007/8 financial year, according to figures published today in the Police Ombudsman's annual report.The annual...

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