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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...

Police Ombudsman's Office contacted following rioting in Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles Police Commission has contacted the Police Ombudsman's Office following rioting in the city last week at a May Day rally by immigrants and workers' rights groups, when police fired more that ...

Police Ombudsman's office helps found international network

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has joined with other police oversight bodies across the globe to launch a new organisation to promote independent investigation of complaints against the police. The Police Omb...

Police collision was 'a tragic accident'

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The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police Land Rover which knocked down and killed a man in West Belfast while answering an emergency call had its siren on at the time of the collision, despite statem...

No new evidence killing was deliberate but use of baton gun was unjustified: Police Ombudsman.

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A Police Ombudsman investigation into a fatal shooting of a boy on 15 April 1981 in Derry / Londonderry, has not uncovered any additional evidence that there was an intent to unlawfully kill, or to cause gri...

Police right to use CS spray during Coleraine incidents: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police officers were justified in using CS Spray during three incidents in Coleraine in October and November 2004. The Police Ombudsman was asked by the police to inv...

Officer justified in shooting man who left bomb in City Centre - Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Nuala O'Loan, has said it was necessary for a police officer to shoot a man he believed was reaching for a weapon as he made his getaway after leaving a bomb in Belfast city centre....

Police Ombudsman appeals for information after shots fired in Belfast

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for information following an incident in which police discharged shots in North Belfast this evening (Wed 14 March 2007).A number of shots were discharged as office...

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