2015 Media Releases News

Officers did not take proper care of drunk man who fell

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Three police officers who failed to properly look after a drunk man in their care and failed to record that he had fallen and injured his face, have been disciplined following an investigation by the Police ...

Police failed to protect Orangemen: Police Ombudsman.

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman has found that police failed to protect members of the Orange Order who were attacked as they marched through the Short Strand area of Belfast during a Twelfth of Jul...

Helping you help others

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has produced a short video for those who provide advice within the community.

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Office had over 3300 complaints in 2014/15

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office had more than 3300 complaints and other matters referred to it last year, a drop of 10% on the previous year.

PDF LogoAnnual Statistical Bulletin 2014/15

Police acted professionally in dealing with “gun” incident

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were right to use Taser when a man, who was reported to have taken an overdose, threatened to get a gun.

Officer disciplined after shooting man

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A police officer who shot a man as he fled after abandoning a stolen car has been disciplined for using excessive force.

Officer 'to be commended' for investigation into assault

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said that a police officer who examined hours of CCTV footage in a bid to identify an individual responsible for an assault should be ‘commended’ for her investi...

Police failures following report of indecent approach to children

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Two police officers have been disciplined following a complaint to the Police Ombudsman’s Office about a police response to reports that a man had approached three young girls in the Beersbridge Road area of...

Man was not sent to jail on the basis of inaccurate police information

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A POLICE Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that a man was sent back to jail on the basis of inaccurate information provided by police.

Police Ombudsman’s Office to investigate any future complaints about National Crime Agency officers in Northern Ireland

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From this morning (May 20) the Police Ombudsman’s Office will be the body which will investigate all complaints about the conduct of National Crime Agency Officers in Northern Ireland.

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