2014 Media Releases News

Witness appeal after Camlough incident

Published Date:

16.10.2014

The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident near Camlough on the evening of Saturday 11 October.

Family’s anguish over police destruction of deceased daughter’s phone

Published Date:

03.10.2014

Possessions belonging to a woman who took her own life, including a smartphone containing photographs and other personal information, were destroyed following an error by a police officer, a Police Ombudsman...

Police Ombudsman’s Office cuts ‘historical’ workforce by 25%: Major investigations to be delayed.

Published Date:

01.10.2014

The Police Ombudsman's Office has told 25% of its ‘historical’ cases workforce it can no longer afford to fund their posts. Most of those affected are agency staff employed by the Office and are expected to ...

Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision

Published Date:

30.09.2014

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has issued an appeal for anyone who saw the fatal road collision near Newry this morning (September 30) to contact them.

Officer's use of force 'inflamed rather than calmed' situation in police cell

Published Date:

15.09.2014

A police officer who used unnecessary force on a woman in a custody cell has been disciplined following an investigation carried out by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Search police cells with metal detectors: Police Ombudsman

Published Date:

11.09.2014

The Police Ombudsman has recommended that police custody cells should be searched with metal detectors, after an investigation found a man who self-harmed had concealed a piece of razor blade inside a pillow.

Use of Taser justified against man threatening to kill himself in north Belfast

Published Date:

09.09.2014

The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using Taser against a man who had a knife and was threatening to kill himself during an incident in north Belfast in October 2013.

No evidence officer took bribe or made suggestive comments to restaurant owner

Published Date:

03.09.2014

The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence that a police officer made suggestive comments or accepted a bribe from the owners of a restaurant who were seeking to obtain a liquor licence.

Eight police officers disciplined over failures after man goes missing from hospital

Published Date:

01.09.2014

A Police Ombudsman investigation has resulted in eight police officers – three Inspectors, three Sergeants, and three Constables – being disciplined for their failures in the search for a man who had been r...

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Man lost sight in eye after officer fired "justified" shots at car speeding towards him.

Published Date:

26.08.2014

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was justified in firing two shots at a stolen car being driven directly towards him in Dundonald in January 2007. One of the shots struck the car’s fr...

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