2020 Media Releases News

Use of pepper spray, TASERs and impact rounds justified to prevent woman self-harming

Published Date:

11.02.2020

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using pepper spray, TASERs and impact rounds to prevent a woman harming herself with a knife in east Belfast.

Police officer disciplined for failing to properly investigate alleged homophobic attack

Published Date:

06.02.2020

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to properly investigate an alleged homophobic attack at a bar in Co Fermanagh in December 2018.

Officers cleared of dragging woman from her car and assaulting her

Published Date:

04.02.2020

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found no evidence to support a woman’s allegation that she was dragged from her car and assaulted by police during an incident in Magherafelt in January last year.

Police Ombudsman warns about potentially fatal restraint techniques

Published Date:

30.01.2020

The Police Ombudsman has urged police officers to look out for signs that people being restrained are having difficulty breathing, after an investigation found that a man appeared to “pass out” while being t...

Police cleared of deliberately hurting man

Published Date:

28.01.2020

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found no evidence that police treated a man they had arrested “like a lesser person” and deliberately inflicted pain on him.

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