2014 Media Releases News

Belfast Harbour Police Gun Club wound up after Police Ombudsman investigation

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A licensed gun club run by officers of the Belfast Harbour Police has been wound up, after a Police Ombudsman investigation found inadequate processes for monitoring weapons and ammunition.

Appeal for witnesses to Lurgan incident

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident at Queen Street in Lurgan on Thursday 13 March.

John Hemsworth: Police Ombudsman Appeal

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Police Ombudsman investigators will this afternoon (Thursday, 20 March) mount an appeal for information in west Belfast in connection with the death of a man in the area more than 16 years ago.

Statement on incident captured on video In Derry/Londonderry

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The Police Ombudsman has this morning (Wed . 19 March 2014) viewed video footage which appears to show what happens after two police officers discover a young woman lying on a road in Derry/Londonderry.

Police justified in using Tasers during series of incidents involving knives: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has found that police were justified in using Tasers during five incidents involving people armed with knives.

Appeal for witnesses to AEP discharge In Whiterock Road area of Belfast

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident in which the police discharged an AEP in the Whiterock Road area of Belfast yesterday afternoon (9 March 2014).

Officers disciplined after carrying out breath test procedure in plain clothes

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Two police officers who carried out a breath test on a driver have been disciplined by the PSNI because they were not wearing police uniform at the time.

Call handler’s failure to pass on all information from 999 call did not contribute to death of Andrew Lorimer

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that a police officer failed to provide police patrols with all relevant information from a 999 call, but that the failure did not contribute to the death of Lurgan...

Statement from Police Ombudsman’s Office on the John Downey referral

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The PSNI has referred the Abuse of Process Judgement in the John Downey court case to the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Use of CS Spray against 14 year old "necessary"

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said the action of a police officer who used CS spray on a 14 year old student while in college in Derry/Londonderry earlier this year was necessary.

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