2016 Media Releases News

No criticism of officer who reviewed 150 documents and hours of CCTV over neighbour dispute

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Published Date:

12.04.2016

The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that a police officer failed to investigate a neighbourhood dispute after finding that she had reviewed almost 150 pages of evidence and hours of CCTV footage su...

Police did not break man’s wrists by throwing him into Land Rover

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Published Date:

07.04.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected a complaint that a man suffered broken wrists when he was “shoved” into the back of a police Land Rover while handcuffed behind his back.

Renewed witness appeal over Ormeau parade

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Published Date:

06.04.2016

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has issued made a renewed witness appeal following a disturbance during a Junior Orange Lodge parade on the Ormeau Road in south Belfast on Tuesday 31 March.

Investigation rejects claim man was handcuffed to a bin

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Published Date:

30.03.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that police handcuffed a man to a bin while they searched him in north Belfast last September.

Police officer cautioned over west Belfast traffic incident

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Published Date:

24.03.2016

A police officer has received a caution after being involved in a near miss traffic incident while driving a police Land Rover in west Belfast.

Use of Tasers and AEPs justified against man with machetes

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Published Date:

22.03.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that police were justified in using AEP baton rounds and Tasers against a man armed with machete-type swords during an incident in Antrim last year.

"Justifiable reasons" officers not tasked to report of couple being harassed by drink driver

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Published Date:

17.03.2016

Police had justifiable reasons for not tasking officers to deal with a report that a drink driver had harassed a couple at their home, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded.

Airport knife incident: police use of Taser was “justified and proportionate” says Police Ombudsman

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Published Date:

15.03.2016

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using Taser against a man acting irrationally with a knife at the perimeter fence of Belfast City Airport last June.

Four officers disciplined over unlawful search of cars

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Published Date:

10.03.2016

Four police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation concluded that two cars had been unlawfully searched.

Appeal for information about ‘historical’ shootings

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Published Date:

08.03.2016

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has said it is keen to speak to anyone, be they members of the public or former members of the security forces, who were present or have information about a number of deaths whi...

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