2023 Media Releases News

Police Ombudsman appeals for witnesses following death of 76-year-old man in police custody

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses who may have seen an elderly man in the area of Bush village, near Dungannon, in the hours leading up to his death on Tuesday 14 November.

‘Multiple failings’ by police before Belfast man’s death

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has identified ‘multiple failings’ in how police managed the risks faced by a 36-year-old Belfast man who died after being restrained by officers while under the influence of...

Witness Appeal: Incident near Armagh Rugby Club

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident involving police officers and a member of the public in Armagh on Saturday 2 September.

Police Ombudsman recommends head-mounted cameras for armed officers

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The Police Ombudsman has recommended that Armed Response Officers should be provided with head-mounted cameras to ensure improved footage of weapons discharges.

Police probationers commended by Police Ombudsman for reporting colleague’s inappropriate behaviour

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The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has commended three probationary police officers for raising concern about the “highly inappropriate” way a colleague had spoken to a vulnerable man.

Witness Appeal: M2 South Bound

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Did you witness police stopping vehicles on the M2 south bound just before the Larne turnoff on 1 February this year at approximately 10am?

Police Ombudsman finds ‘significant failings’ in PSNI investigation into murder of Gerard Lawlor

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The Police Ombudsman has found that there were ‘significant failings’ in the PSNI investigation into the murder of Gerard Lawlor in 2002, but no evidence that police could have prevented his murder nor of co...

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Quarterly Bulletin: Complaints Up By 13%

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Our quarterly statistical bulletin has been published and shows complaints about police have risen by 13%.

Witness Appeal: Cotton Road, Bangor

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Were you in the area of the Cotton Road, Bangor, on 16 July at around 11pm? We’re investigating a road traffic incident involving a police vehicle and a silver Lexus which left the road.

PSNI officer dismissed after taking home bike belonging to vulnerable man

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A PSNI officer has been dismissed for “gross misconduct” after a bicycle worth about £500 was found at his house after being lost by its vulnerable owner.

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