2015 Media Releases News

Police Ombudsman’s role extended

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From this morning, (March 16) the Police Ombudsman’s Office will be the body which will investigate serious complaints and concerns about the conduct of officials carrying out immigration and custom duties i...

Police were not excessive in response to 999 gun call, despite man’s co-operation

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POLICE did not act excessively in the way they dealt with a 999 call reporting that a man had been drinking and was in possession of a legally held firearm, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office ...

Officer formally disciplined for “alarming failures” in assault investigation

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A police officer has been formally disciplined for “alarming failures” in his investigation of an assault, and for misleading senior police officers and Police Ombudsman investigators.

Police Ombudsman appeals for witnesses to Belfast Taser incident

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses following the use of a Taser by police at Bedford Street in Belfast last night (Wednesday 18 February).

Officer disciplined over handling of road traffic collision

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A police officer whose official report into a road traffic collision contained a number of mistakes has been disciplined after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman's Office.

Information sought after officers use Taser and baton rounds at Antrim

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for information about an incident during which police discharged Taser and AEP baton rounds in Antrim town in the early hours of Saturday 17 January.

Police should keep minutes of meetings with community representatives - Police Ombudsman

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The PSNI should keep a written record of the main points that have been discussed during meetings held between senior officers and community representatives, according to the Police Ombudsman Dr. Michael Mag...

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