2016 Media Releases News

Police did not use excessive force after approaching “drunk” man wheeling toddler in buggy

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

24.02.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that police used excessive force while responding to a report that a “very drunk” man was wheeling a toddler in a buggy at a Belfast play park.

Officers disciplined over flawed investigation into suspected theft of engagement ring

Police Ombudsman cordon tape

Published Date:

18.02.2016

Two police officers have been disciplined over failings in the investigation into the suspected theft of an engagement ring at a Belfast gym.

Police failures did not lead to woman's prosecution over concert tickets

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

Published Date:

16.02.2016

The Police Ombudsman has rejected a woman's complaint that a failure by police to contact her led to her being prosecuted for the fraudulent sale of concert tickets.

Officer was justified in informing man’s employers about drink drive conviction

Police Ombudsman witness appeal sign

Published Date:

11.02.2016

Police were entitled to tell a man’s employer that he had been convicted of drink driving, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found.

Officer disciplined for slapping woman's face

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Published Date:

09.02.2016

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has resulted in a police officer being disciplined for slapping a woman across the face in the back of a police Land Rover.

Officers cleared of assaulting man during Enniskillen arrest

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

04.02.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that police punched and kicked a man when he was arrested at his home in Enniskillen last July.

Police officer did not make adequate enquiries to identify suspected drink driver

Police Ombudsman investigators at an incident scene

Published Date:

02.02.2016

A police officer has been disciplined after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office concluded that she had failed to make adequate enquiries to identify a suspected drunk driver who drove off after...

Police did not lack urgency in response to reported mugging in south Belfast: Police Ombudsman

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

Published Date:

28.01.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has allayed concerns that police lacked urgency in their response to a reported mugging in south Belfast last year.

Failings during investigation into man's disappearance and suspicious death

Police Ombudsman investigation report cover

Published Date:

26.01.2016

The Police Ombudsman recommended disciplinary action against ten police officers after finding failings in the way police investigated a man’s disappearance and suspicious death.

PDF LogoFull public statement: Failings during investigation into man's disappearance and suspicious death

Detention officer justified in striking teenager: Police Ombudsman

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

12.01.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that a civilian police employee who struck a teenager used “necessary force” after being bitten on the hand.

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