2016 Media Releases News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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