2014 Media Releases News

Police justified in using Taser during Belfast and Loughgall incidents

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

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Police were justified in using Taser during three incidents in north Belfast and Loughgall last year, investigations by the Police Ombudsman’s Office have concluded.

No criticism of police decision to grant firearms licence: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman has found that the police decision to grant a firearms certificate to a man who several months later shot and killed 18 year old Lauren O'Neill (left) was made in line with current legi...

No evidence of police collusion in IRA murder: Police Ombudsman

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found no evidence that police colluded to protect members of the IRA who killed a man in north Belfast.

PDF LogoFull public statement: No police collusion in IRA murder

Officer disciplined for breaching police code of ethics over off-duty traffic incident

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An off-duty police officer who made inappropriate use of the fact he was a police officer to further a grievance against a lorry driver over a traffic incident, has been disciplined for breaching the police ...

Police officer disciplined for evidence he gave in court

Enniskillen Courhouse

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A police officer had been disciplined following a case at Enniskillen Magistrate’s Court when the presiding judge said he believed one of the officers who had given evidence to the court had lied.

Police right to use Taser after reports of man armed with hatchet in Enniskillen

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Police were justified in using Taser after receiving a call that a man had threatened a neighbour and was using a hatchet to chop up items in his garden, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has...

Information not provided due to interpretation of the law: Police Ombudsman

Police Ombudsman investigation report cover

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman has confirmed that RUC Special Branch did not provide some information to detectives investigating the Omagh bombing, due to their interpretation of the law at that t...

PDF LogoFull public statement: Information not provided due to interpretation of the law

Positive views on police complaints system

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has described as positive the feedback from its most recent survey of those who have used the police complaints system.

PDF LogoFull report: 2013/14 Complainant Satisfaction Survey

PSNI role in ‘on-the-runs’ scheme was flawed - Police Ombudsman.

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has released a report outlining the findings of his investigation into the role of the police following the judgment earlier this year in the trial of John Downey on...

PDF LogoFull public statement: PSNI role in ‘on-the-runs’ scheme was flawed

Witnesses sought after fatal collision near Carryduff

Police Ombudsman cordon tape

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses following a fatal collision involving two vehicles near Carryduff last night (Thursday 16 October).

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