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Investigation of police officer's murder not thorough: Police Ombudsman.

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has told the son of an off-duty policeman killed in Belfast in 1988 that the investigation into his father's murder was not thorough and that not all information available to po...

Complaints figures released for Carrickfergus area

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has released the latest figures regarding the number of complaints they have received from the Carrickfergus area.During the period between July and September of last year the O...

PSNI not to blame over death of Derry / Londonderry man

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has cleared the PSNI of any blame for the death of Derry/Londonderry man Harry Jack who went missing in late 2006, but has found "deficiencies" in some of the polic...

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...

PDF LogoFull public statement: No evidence of collusion in brothers' double murder, but investigation was brief and flawed

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 ...

PDF LogoFull public statement: Report on the circumstances of the death of Mr Neil McConville on 29 April 2003

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...

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