2016 Media Releases News

Officers disciplined over way they conducted stop and search of teenagers in Ballyclare

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Three police officers have been disciplined for the way they dealt with two teenage boys during a stop and search in Ballyclare in March this year.

CS spray use against juveniles justified during Ballymena, Co Down and Derry/Londonderry incidents

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The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using CS spray against juveniles during incidents in Ballymena, at a Co. Down children’s home and in Derry/Londonderry between May last year a...

Officer acted contrary to PPS advice

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that a police officer acted contrary to the advice of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) when he gave a man accused of assault an immediate caution.

Police justified in using force to prevent young person jumping from bridge

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The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that police were aggressive and overly forceful when dealing with a vulnerable young female who was threatening to jump from a bridge in south Belfast in April t...

Use of TASERs justified during blade and drugs incidents: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using TASER stun guns to prevent people causing harm to themselves, either with blades or as a result of drugs, during incidents in Lisburn, Bally...

Renewed appeal for witnesses following death of Gerard McMahon

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has released additional information and issued a fresh appeal for witnesses following the death of Gerard McMahon after an incident in Belfast city centre last Thursday morning ...

Officer’s failure to get interpreter “completely compromised” investigation

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A police investigation into a traffic incident which left a woman needing a skin graft was “completely compromised” by an officer’s failure to take a statement from the injured party, and instead to base his...

Mr Gerard McMahon

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has released the name of the man who died following an incident in Belfast City Centre yesterday (Thursday) morning.

Police Ombudsman investigating Belfast city centre incident

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating an incident in Belfast City Centre involving police officers and a member of the public who is now in a critical condition in hospital.

Police Ombudsman rejects criticism of officer and praises PSNI over European car theft measures

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The Police Ombudsman has found that a PSNI officer did all that could be expected of him while trying to secure the return of a car taken to Lithuania after being stolen in Northern Ireland.

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