2016 Media Releases News

Police officer disciplined for “oppressive” way he dealt with driving concerns

Published Date:

21.06.2016

A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he had been oppressive in the way he dealt with a woman he considered to have been driving dangerously.

Police officer cleared of leaking personal details used in virtual reality dispute

Published Date:

16.06.2016

A police officer has been cleared of allegations that she disclosed sensitive personal information which was then posted by a player of the online virtual reality game Ingress.

The murders at the Heights Bar in Loughinisland: Police Ombudsman report

Published Date:

09.06.2016

The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has published a report this morning which reveals police informants at the most senior levels within Loyalist paramilitary organisations were involved in an importat...

PDF: Full public statement (revised March 2018)

Investigation rejects claim man denied food and bedding in police custody

Published Date:

01.06.2016

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected claims that a man was denied food and bedding while being held in police custody.

Police did not fail man who asked for help over “suicidal” family member

Published Date:

19.05.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police did not fail to help a man who asked for help over fears a family member was contemplating suicide.

Police officers disciplined over oppressive approach and abusive remark

Published Date:

17.05.2016

Four police officers have been disciplined for the oppressive way they dealt with two brothers they wrongly suspected of theft, and for failing to report an abusive remark made by an officer.

Claims officer used excessive force and homophobic language rejected

Published Date:

26.04.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that a police officer used excessive force and homophobic language against a man who was arrested for disorderly behaviour in Belfast last June.

Officer did not properly investigate allegation that man kicked 12-year-old boy

Published Date:

21.04.2016

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to properly investigate an allegation that a man annoyed by children playing football near his car, assaulted a 12-year-old boy by kicking him on the hand.

Officer cleared of breaking car window "despite being offered keys"

Published Date:

19.04.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that a police officer smashed a car window despite being offered keys to unlock the vehicle.

Officers disciplined for failing to properly investigate fraud allegation

Published Date:

14.04.2016

Two police officers have been disciplined for failing to properly investigate a woman's claims that her sister had committed a fraud involving thousands of pounds of her father's money.

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