2017 Media Releases News

Officer cleared of causing “possible lifelong injuries”

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has cleared a police officer of causing “possible lifelong injuries” to a man by closing handcuffs so tightly that he suffered “suspected nerve damage”.

Officer compromised police investigation into “threatening and obscene” phone calls

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A police officer who “compromised” a police investigation into threats and intimidation which left a family fearing for their safety, has been disciplined following a Police Ombudsman investigation.

Police cleared of failing to return man to prison for breach of licence conditions

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has cleared police of failing to ensure a man was returned to jail after breaching the terms of his licence.

Changes recommended after drugs and money go missing from police station

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The Police Ombudsman has recommended changes to police procedures after a sum of money and a quantity of drugs went missing from a police storeroom.

Taser use was justified during Cookstown, Derry/Londonderry, Lisburn and North Down incidents

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using TASER stun guns during four incidents at Cookstown, Derry/Londonderry, Lisburn and in north Down.

Police officer cautioned over improper access of police systems

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A police officer has received an adult caution after admitting breaching data protection legislation by improperly accessing police records.

Officer’s mistake led to armed police raiding wrong house

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A police officer has been disciplined over a mistake which led to armed police being deployed to the wrong address during a search of a family home in Co. Down last year.

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