2021 Media Releases News

Police officer disciplined for inaction following suspected drugs find

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Published Date:

11.11.2021

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to take appropriate action after discovering suspected drugs while responding to a call to assist a suicidal woman in Belfast in January 2019.

Police Ombudsman clears officer of “kamikaze” driving claim

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Published Date:

09.11.2021

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has cleared the driver of a police Land Rover of claims that he performed a “kamikaze” driving manoeuvre in Dundonald last year.

Police officer “abused position” over traffic collision

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Published Date:

28.10.2021

A police officer abused his position by producing his police warrant card while confronting a driver about a traffic collision, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found.

No evidence to support claim that police failed to return man’s money after his detention

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Published Date:

26.10.2021

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found no evidence to support a complaint that police failed to return £250 to a man who had been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.

Review of Spit and Bite Guards identifies concerns

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Published Date:

07.10.2021

Today, the Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has published a report on her six month review of the deployment of Spit and Bite Guards by PSNI officers.

PDF LogoSpit and Bite Guard Review Report, October 2021

Police could not have prevented IRA mortar attack

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Published Date:

30.09.2021

The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence that police were in possession of information which, if acted upon, could have prevented an IRA mortar attack in Newry 1992 in which a police officer was killed and...

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Murder of Damien Walsh: “Significant investigative failures and collusive behaviours” by police

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Published Date:

22.07.2021

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has identified significant investigative failures by the RUC in relation to the murder of 17-year-old Damien Walsh in 1993, as well as evidence of ‘collusive behavio...

PDF LogoPDF: Public statement - The Murder of Damien Walsh

Appeal for witnesses to Andersonstown Road incident

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Published Date:

16.06.2021

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident involving police and a member of the public on Belfast’s Andersonstown Road on Wednesday 2 June 2021.

Witness appeal: Derry/Londonderry incident

Published Date:

03.06.2021

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident involving a police officer and a member of the public at Waterloo Street, Derry/Londonderry, on 15 May 2021.

Investigation to assess consistency of police engagement

Published Date:

26.05.2021

The Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has confirmed that she has commenced an investigation into a complaint she has received from a member of the public who was involved in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in...

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