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Taser use was justified during Cookstown, Derry/Londonderry, Lisburn and North Down incidents

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using TASER stun guns during four incidents at Cookstown, Derry/Londonderry, Lisburn and in north Down.

Police officer cautioned over improper access of police systems

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A police officer has received an adult caution after admitting breaching data protection legislation by improperly accessing police records.

Officer’s mistake led to armed police raiding wrong house

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A police officer has been disciplined over a mistake which led to armed police being deployed to the wrong address during a search of a family home in Co. Down last year.

Investigation rejects allegations that police denied assistance to disabled man

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims a disabled man was not any given food or drink and denied assistance while in police custody in Co. Fermanagh in August.

TASER use was justified during Belfast, Portadown and Antrim incidents

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has found that police were justified in using TASER stun guns during four incidents in Belfast, Portadown and Antrim – including an incident involving a man with a s...

No misconduct over police domestic violence report

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The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that police provided inaccurate information to Social Services which suggested that a man had a history of domestic violence.

Officer failed to properly investigate Belfast attack

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A police officer has been disciplined for failing to take adequate steps to identify a number of people who attacked a man in Belfast last year.

Police officer cleared of loan shark allegation

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An investigation from the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected a claim that a police officer advised a woman to borrow money from a loan shark to pay off fines.

Police re-open assault case after Police Ombudsman finds serious failings

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Police have re-opened an investigation into a serious assault after the Police Ombudsman found significant failings in the way the case had initially been progressed.

Officer justified in holding man’s head against window to prevent spitting

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found a police officer was justified in holding a man’s head against the window of a police car to prevent him spitting.

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