2011 Media Releases News

Police Ombudsman outlines way forward for his Office and announces date for his retirement

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The Police Ombudsman, Al Hutchinson, has published details of an action plan to address the recommendations made by the Criminal Justice Inspectorate following the recent inspection of his Office

Police Ombudsman welcomes CJI report and announces strategy to deal with issues raised

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The Police Ombudsman has said that he welcomes the findings of the Criminal Justice Inspectorate Report, which has described his Office's investigations of current policing as 'professional'.

Police Ombudsman appeal about Limavady parade incident

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for information about an incident during the Twelfth of July parade in Limavady.

Police justified in using Taser against man armed with knife

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The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using a Taser against a man (Man A) who was threatening to kill himself, and who had also threatened officers and paramedics with a knife and ...

Police justified in firing warning shots during attack on police at Carrowdore

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Police Ombudsman Mr Al Hutchinson has concluded that a police officer was justified in discharging three warning shots when he and a colleague came under a sustained and dangerous attack in the County Down v...

Witness appeal - Carrickfergus

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Witnesses to the public disorder in Carrickfergus on 9/10 July 2011 are being sought by investigators from the Police Ombudsman's Office.

Witness appeal - Portadown

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An appeal has been issued by The Police Ombudsman's Office for witnesses in relation to the disturbances in the Obins/Corcrain area of Portadown on 15 July 2011.

Witness appeal - Coalisland

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident which took place in Coalisland early last month.

Witness appeal - Broadway roundabout, Belfast

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An appeal for witnesses has been made after police fired a number of baton rounds in response to rioting in the Broadway roundabout/Donegall Road area of Belfast on Saturday evening.

Witness appeal - Toomebridge

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The Police Ombudsman's Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident which took place near Toomebridge on 8 April 2011.

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