2020 Media Releases News

Coronavirus Update

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has said it hopes to keep the the police complaints system operational throughout the current health crisis.

Coronavirus: Office arrangements

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office is having to adapt our working arrangements in line with Government guidance relating to the current outbreak of Covid-19.

Office closes to members of the public

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has put in place ‘social distancing’ measures in line with current Government guidance on dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak.

Greenvale families briefed about progress on “complex investigation”

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Police Ombudsman investigators have met with the families of Lauren Bullock, Morgan Barnard, both 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie, who died on 17 March 2019 during a crush outside the Greenvale Hotel, Cook...

Two police officers disciplined after collapse of crash court case

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Two police officers have been disciplined over failings in the investigation of a head-on collision near Lisburn in January 2018.

Officer did not racially discriminate against taxi driver

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The Police Ombudsman has cleared a police officer of racially discriminating against a taxi driver who reported that he had been assaulted by a customer in south Belfast.

Police officer breached guidelines by failing to inform solicitor about video recording

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that a police officer breached guidelines by failing to advise a solicitor that she was recording Body Worn Video (BWV) footage in his office.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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