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Officer was right to use CS Spray during Belfast incident

Published Date:

08.11.2006

The Police Ombudsman has said a police officer was right to have used CS Spray during unrest in the Westland Road and Knutsford Drive areas of Belfast.For a limited period following the introduction of CS Sp...

More than half of police house searches result in a 'positive find.'

Published Date:

07.11.2006

More than half the house searches carried out by the police recently have resulted in a 'positive find', according to research which has been published by the Police Ombudsman's Office.The report 'Police Sea...

No Evidence Of Police Misconduct In The Torney Investigation

Published Date:

06.09.2006

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Nuala O'Loan, met representatives of the Torney family today. Mrs O'Loan listened very carefully to what they had to say and to the number of issues they raised.She reminded the fam...

Staff Cleared Following Investigation

Published Date:

17.08.2006

A number of Police Ombudsman staff who had been the subject of a Police investigation have been cleared.The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Nuala O'Loan, has said the police investigation into criminal allegations aga...

Army thought McConville disappearance a hoax

Published Date:

13.08.2006

The Police Ombudsman investigation into a complaint from Jean McConville's family has concluded that police did not conduct an investigation into her disappearance for more than 20 years. The investigation h...

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Two men arrested: Police Ombudsman statement

Published Date:

09.08.2006

Two men have been arrested this morning as part of a major Police Ombudsman investigation.The two, who are former police officers, were arrested by Police Ombudsman investigators shortly after seven o'clock ...

Failings in attempted murder investigation, and lack of police resources on night of attack

Published Date:

08.08.2006

The Police Ombudsman has found that investigative errors and a lack of police officers in Larne on the evening of 23 October 2002 led to significant failings in the police investigation of an attempted murde...

Officer right to use CS Spray during Oul' Lammas Fair incident: Police Ombudsman

Published Date:

03.08.2006

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that a police officer was right to use CS Spray on a man during events at a recent Oul' Lammas Fair in Ballycastle. The investigation was one of a number of investi...

Officer was right to use CS Spray against aggressive man In Ballymena

Published Date:

03.08.2006

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was right to use CS Spray against a man who was threatening to attack him in Ballymena on 13 November 2004.The man came to the att...

Portadown discharge of CS Spray was "justified and appropriate": Police Ombudsman

Published Date:

03.08.2006

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that an officer acted properly when he used CS Spray during "a potentially life-threatening situation" in Portadown.The incident happened shortly before 8am on 24...

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