2016 Media Releases News

Investigation rejects allegations that police denied assistance to disabled man

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims a disabled man was not any given food or drink and denied assistance while in police custody in Co. Fermanagh in August.

TASER use was justified during Belfast, Portadown and Antrim incidents

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has found that police were justified in using TASER stun guns during four incidents in Belfast, Portadown and Antrim – including an incident involving a man with a s...

No misconduct over police domestic violence report

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The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that police provided inaccurate information to Social Services which suggested that a man had a history of domestic violence.

Officer failed to properly investigate Belfast attack

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A police officer has been disciplined for failing to take adequate steps to identify a number of people who attacked a man in Belfast last year.

Police officer cleared of loan shark allegation

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An investigation from the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected a claim that a police officer advised a woman to borrow money from a loan shark to pay off fines.

Police re-open assault case after Police Ombudsman finds serious failings

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Police have re-opened an investigation into a serious assault after the Police Ombudsman found significant failings in the way the case had initially been progressed.

Officer justified in holding man’s head against window to prevent spitting

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found a police officer was justified in holding a man’s head against the window of a police car to prevent him spitting.

Police staff disciplined after searches twice failed to find drugs in police custody suite

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Two police officers and a civilian member of police staff have been disciplined after searches of a man in police custody twice failed to find concealed drugs.

Man’s CS spray claims rejected

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A man’s claims that a police officer struck him in the ribs after spraying him in the face with CS Spray during an alleged sectarian incident have been rejected following a Police Ombudsman investigation.

New information adds weight to evidence linking RUC officers to assault: Police Ombudsman

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found new evidence about an attack on a man, during which he sustained injuries which led to his death.

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