2017 Media Releases News

Officer cleared of causing “possible lifelong injuries”

Police Ombudsman investigation report cover

Published Date:

21.02.2017

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

Police Ombudsman investigators at an incident scene

Published Date:

09.02.2017

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

Police Ombudsman witness appeal sign

Published Date:

31.01.2017

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

Logo on front door of Police Ombudsman's Office

Published Date:

19.01.2017

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

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

17.01.2017

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

Police Ombudsman investigators speak to motorists during a witness appeal

Published Date:

05.01.2017

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

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

03.01.2017

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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