2018 Media Releases News

No evidence that police officer was involved in murder of alleged drug dealer

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Allegations that a police officer was involved in the 2001 murder of a drug dealing business partner, have been dismissed following a Police Ombudsman investigation.

Off-duty officer disciplined over interference with wife's employer

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A police officer accused of using his position within the PSNI to interfere in operational matters at his wife’s place of work has been disciplined following two separate investigations by the Police Ombudsm...

Officers who entered property without a search warrant had ‘adhered to regulations’

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Police officers who entered a property in Ballycastle without a search warrant after calling to conduct a bail check in March this year were acting in accordance with entry regulations, the Police Ombudsman ...

Police Ombudsman’s Office investigating man’s death at Belfast police station

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 26-year-old man at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast in the early hours of this morning (Monday 9 July).

Police officer failed to secure evidence

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has recommended disciplinary action against a police officer who failed to secure CCTV footage after a member of the public reported being threatened with a sledgehammer.

Officers could not have predicted man would kill

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police officers who did not arrest a man who repeatedly tried to enter a flat in south Belfast, could not have predicted that he would kill his friend less tha...

Two police drivers disciplined for speeding

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Two police drivers have been disciplined after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office found that they had driven at excessive speeds without justification in Co. Tyrone in October 2016.

CS spray use against juveniles in Portrush and Magherafelt was justified

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police officers were justified in using CS Spray against juveniles during incidents in Portrush and Magherafelt in 2016 and 2017.

Officer disciplined for error which allowed man to avoid drug sanction

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A man has had an adult caution for the possession of Class B drugs overturned as a result of an irregularity in the police search of his home.

Police cleared of assaulting man collecting son from concert

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A man who complained of a police officer’s ‘oppressive behaviour’ towards him as he attempted to collect his son from a concert in South Belfast, has had his complaint rejected by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

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