2018 Media Releases News

RUC did not protect murderers from justice

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has found no evidence to indicate that RUC officers were complicit in the murder of a colleague nor protected those responsible from investigation.

Police failures in investigation of child abuse allegations

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office of a complaint about how the PSNI handled reports of alleged child abuse has found that police failed those who were said to have been abused.

Officers cleared of assault during arrest outside Belfast hotel

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Police officers accused of assault by a man involved in an altercation outside a Belfast hotel have been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Constable and sergeants disciplined over investigation into ‘road rage’ incident

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Three police officers have been disciplined over an investigation into a ‘road rage’ incident in Newry in which a woman claimed she was assaulted by a man after he had blocked her car with his vehicle.

Circumstances of woman's fall remain unclear says Ombudsman

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The exact circumstances of PSNI involvement in a fall in which a woman sustained 12 broken ribs, a broken back and a broken elbow remain unclear, the Police Ombudsman has said.

Investigative failures into road accident which left motorcyclist hospitalised for a month

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A police officer has been disciplined over investigative failures into a road accident which left a motorcyclist requiring several operations and being hospitalised for a month.

Officers accused of withholding medication cleared of any wrongdoing

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Police and custody officers who were accused of withholding medication from a man in their custody have been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Police Ombudsman.

No evidence that police provided details of Republicans to Loyalist

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The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence that police gave information about people connected to a Republican band to a man understood to be a Loyalist in Ballymoney in 2016.

Need for new way of dealing with past: Dr Maguire

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Dealing with the past must be done differently if we are to ensure a stable and shared society, Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire has said.

Police failed to prevent theft of items from doctor’s damaged car

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police failed to take reasonable measures to prevent valuables being stolen from a doctor’s car which had been damaged near Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital.

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