2015 Media Releases News

Taser use resolved dangerous situations: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using Taser during four incidents involving knives – three of which involved people self-harming, and another in which officers feared a knife wou...

No police link to death but officers disciplined over pursuit through village

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Two police officers have been disciplined after driving at 81mph through a 30mph zone in the village of Claudy in an unmarked police vehicle with no sirens or flashing lights activated, after having been in ...

Officer did not act insensitively by putting mask over face during house search

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that a police officer did not act insensitively when he put on a protective mask while searching the house of a person who was continually coughing.

Police officer and call handler disciplined over man's arrest and detention

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A police officer and a civilian call handler have been disciplined after a man was arrested and detained over an incident he had nothing to do with.

Man says police were right to Taser him

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A man has said police did the right thing when they used Taser to prevent him killing himself in Belfast city centre on 19 April 2014.

Officer failed to fully investigate house break-in

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A police officer who failed to properly investigate a break-in at a woman's house has been disciplined following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman's Office.

Appeal for witnesses following baton round use during north Belfast violence

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for witnesses after the discharge of baton rounds by police in response to rioting in north Belfast last Monday (13 July ).

Police did not use too much force following “petrol bomb” incident

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded that police did not use too much force during the arrest of a youth in connection with a suspected petrol bomb incident.

Most people who complained about police have no party politics: survey

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Most of the people who made complaints about the conduct of police officers in Northern Ireland last year do not align themselves to any of the main political parties here.

Police not influenced by political considerations: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded that the PSNI investigation of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams for allegedly withholding information about sexual abuse within his family was conducted properly an...

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