2016 Media Releases News

Police were justified in planning search of elderly woman’s home as part of major drugs operation

Police Ombudsman witness appeal sign

Published Date:

22.11.2016

Police had justifiable reasons for planning to search the isolated home of an elderly lady as part of a major anti-drugs operation, a Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded.

Officers disciplined over failings in assault investigation

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

Published Date:

15.11.2016

Two police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that virtually nothing had been done to investigate a report of an assault in a pub in Derry/Londonderry in June last year.

Man’s claims of police assault and abuse rejected

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

10.11.2016

The Police Ombudsman has dismissed a complaint that a man was assaulted and verbally abused by police, after his account was contradicted by a number of witnesses.

Police worker disciplined over custody failings

Logo on front door of Police Ombudsman's Office

Published Date:

03.11.2016

A police Civilian Detention Officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found failings in the care provided to a man with mental health issues while detained in police custody in Co. ...

Use of warning shots justified after man aims crossbow at police officers: Police Ombudsman

Police Ombudsman investigators at an incident scene

Published Date:

01.11.2016

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was justified in firing two warning shots into the ground near a man who aimed a crossbow at officers.

Police Ombudsman appeals for witnesses to Kilrea incident

Road sign for Kilrea

Published Date:

31.10.2016

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for information about an incident involving police and a member of the public they were attempting to restrain in Kilrea in August.

Police used minimal force after man put doctor’s notes in his mouth

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

18.10.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police used minimal force after a man grabbed medical notes from a police doctor and put them in his mouth.

Two police officers disciplined over failures after boy suffered life-changing injuries

Logo on front door of Police Ombudsman's Office

Published Date:

13.10.2016

Two police officers have been disciplined after the Police Ombudsman found failings in the way police investigated an incident which left a teenage boy fighting for his life.

PSNI updates training after officer shoots herself in leg

Police Ombudsman cordon tape

Published Date:

06.10.2016

The PSNI has updated its firearms training following a Police Ombudsman investigation into an incident during which a female police officer accidentally shot herself in the leg while placing her gun into its...

Police treatment of man who became unresponsive was appropriate: Police Ombudsman

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

Published Date:

04.10.2016

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police did not fail to properly care for a drunk man who required urgent hospital treatment after being becoming unresponsive at a police cust...

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