2013 Media Releases News

Officer right to use Taser during Crumlin incident

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The Police Ombudsman has found that a police officer acted appropriately when he discharged a Taser at a man during an incident at Crumlin on 22 April 2013.

Fitness to drive properly assessed, but failure to conduct insurance check before fatal crash

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A police officer took all reasonable steps before returning car keys to a woman who died when her car collided with a lorry 16 hours after she was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit.

Appeal for information about incident during 'Tour of the North' parade

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident in north Belfast last night (21 June 2013).

Poor police investigation ends with apology to victim of assault

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A police officer has apologised to the victim of an assault after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he failed to properly investigate the attack.

Police Ombudsman will consider all G8 complaints

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All complaints about the conduct of police officers on duty during G8, whether they are about members of the PSNI or police officers from Great Britain, should be made to the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Officers cleared after allegations of rudeness and disinterest

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A complaint that police officers failed to respond quickly enough to a 999 call and displayed a poor attitude once they arrived at the scene has not been substantiated by investigators from the Police Ombuds...

Taser use in Portadown

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The Police Ombudsman's Office is investigating the use of a Taser in the early hours of this morning (22 May) in Portadown.

Police officer hit man in face: Police Ombudsman.

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A complaint that a police officer struck a man in the face and then denied it has been substantiated by the Police Ombudsman’s Office. The officer in question has been disciplined.

Taser use in north Belfast

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The Police Ombudsman's Office is investigating an incident in which a police officer discharged a Taser at a 23 year old man in north Belfast last night. The incident happened shortly after 7.30pm in a prem...

Witnesses sought to Magherafelt incident

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for information about an incident in Magherafelt in the early hours of Sunday 24 March.

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