2018 Media Releases News

PONI investigation into Lurgan incident

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The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) has been speaking of its investigation into an incident in Lurgan on Monday which saw a man hospitalised with a head injury.

Constable and sergeant disciplined for failures in duty

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A police officer and his superior, who both admitted to failures in the investigation of an assault on a man in Bangor, have been disciplined following recommendations by the Police Ombudsman’s office.

Ombudsman appeal for witnesses after Lurgan incident

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating an incident in Lurgan in the early hours of Monday morning in which a man sustained a head injury and was subsequently hospitalised.

Officers cleared of smashing 'non-existent' TV during house search

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Allegations that police officers left a trail of destruction during a house search have been rejected after video evidence showed that a TV they were accused of smashing was not in the room at the time.

Officer disciplined over discharge of CS spray

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A police officer who discharged CS Spray into a group of fighting youths has been disciplined following investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Police not to blame for self harm incident in custody suite

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The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence of police misconduct after a man harmed himself with razor blades which he managed to smuggle into a cell at Armagh Custody Suite.

Assault claims against police and custody officers rejected

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A man who was found to have two fractured wrists after his arrest and detention in custody has had a complaint against police officers and civilian detention officers (CDOs) rejected by the Police Ombudsman.

Officer disciplined for accessing records about friend’s estranged husband

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A police officer has been disciplined for inappropriately accessing police information, after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that she had allowed a personal friendship to compromise her impartiality.

Officers were justified in drawing guns on driver after pursuit

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police officers were justified in aiming their guns at a driver after a pursuit in north Down.

‘Victimhood and Dealing with the Past’ conference at QUB

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Dr Michael Maguire addressed the ‘Victimhood and Dealing with the Past’ conference at QUB this morning alongside PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton. Click the title for the full text of his speech.

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