2015 Media Releases News

Police justified in using taser during knife incidents in Belfast, Ballymena and Dunmurry

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The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using Taser during incidents involving knives in Belfast, Ballymena and Dunmurry.

Bomb attack on constable Peadar Heffron: Police Ombudsman report.

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has found insufficient evidence to support an allegation that a piece of information given to police, if acted upon, could have prevented the bo...

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Police did not seize mobile phone to destroy evidence of their alleged assault

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An investigation into a complaint that the police confiscated a woman’s mobile phone so they could destroy footage of them carrying out an assault has found no evidence of police misconduct.

"Fortunate no one died" as a result of police failures over bomb warning: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman has said it was fortunate no one was killed when errors by the police led to a failure to identify and warn the target of an imminent bomb attack.

Officers disciplined over failure to properly investigate attack on woman

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Two police officers have been disciplined for failing to properly investigate an assault on a woman in Co. Derry/Londonderry in the autumn of 2014.

Police did all they reasonably could during search for missing man

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police did all they reasonably could to find a man reported as missing before his body was recovered in Co. Derry/Londonderry in July 2014.

Officer disciplined after solicitor complains about his attitude during interview

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A police officer has been disciplined after a solicitor complained about his attitude towards her during an interview with her client.

Investigation allays concerns that police failed to assist 14-year-old attacked at Belfast interface

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has allayed concerns that police failed to help a 14-year-old boy who was chased and assaulted by older youths during a band parade at an interface in Belfast.

Police officer did not investigate crash because she did not realise there had been a collision

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A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that she had failed to investigate a traffic accident because she did not realise there had been a collision.

Police Ombudsman rejects claims police tried to “frame” driver following collision

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected claims that police attempted to fabricate evidence against a driver involved in a collision in County Tyrone in December 2014.

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