2017 Media Releases News

New video about police stop and searches

Published Date:

28.06.2017

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has launched a ’video’ on social media to explain to young people their rights and responsibilities when stopped and searched/questioned by a police officer.

Police right to authorise damage to vehicle blocking fire engine

Published Date:

13.06.2017

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected a claim that police failed to make reasonable efforts to avoid having to damage a parked car which was blocking a fire engine on its way to a bl...

Police cleared of waiting 40 minutes before calling ambulance for boy with broken leg

Published Date:

06.06.2017

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected claims that police waited 40 minutes before summoning help for a boy whose leg had been broken in an alleged assault.

Police officer disciplined over failure to investigate mugging

Published Date:

01.06.2017

A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he had failed to undertake “even the most basic of steps” to investigate a mugging in the Greater Belfast area.

Bogus Facebook profile which “put family at risk” was properly investigated

Published Date:

31.05.2017

The Police Ombudsman has cleared police of failing to adequately investigate bogus Facebook posts which a man said had placed his family at risk.

Statement in response to comments by Chairman of Police Federation

Published Date:

31.05.2017

It is disappointing that the Chairman of the Police Federation has chosen again to air views that are unfounded.

Police Ombudsman’s Office recognised as an Investor in People

Published Date:

23.05.2017

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has achieved silver accreditation in the Investors in People Standard – an award which recognises the organisation’s commitment to high performance through good people managemen...

Officer disciplined over “appalling” investigation into alleged golf club assault

Published Date:

04.05.2017

A police officer has been disciplined after conducting what the Police Ombudsman’s Office has described as an “appalling” investigation into an alleged assault on a teenage girl.

Complaint rejected after police officer describes “fighting for his life”

Published Date:

02.05.2017

The Police Ombudsman has rejected allegations against a police officer, after hearing how he was subjected to an attack which forced him to fight for his life.

Officers disciplined over arson attack failings

Published Date:

20.04.2017

Two police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found failings in the police investigation of an arson attack in Co. Antrim in the summer of 2014.

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