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Two police officers disciplined over failures after boy suffered life-changing injuries

Published Date:

13.10.2016

Two police officers have been disciplined after the Police Ombudsman found failings in the way police investigated an incident which left a teenage boy fighting for his life.

PSNI updates training after officer shoots herself in leg

Published Date:

06.10.2016

The PSNI has updated its firearms training following a Police Ombudsman investigation into an incident during which a female police officer accidentally shot herself in the leg while placing her gun into its...

Police treatment of man who became unresponsive was appropriate: Police Ombudsman

Published Date:

04.10.2016

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police did not fail to properly care for a drunk man who required urgent hospital treatment after being becoming unresponsive at a police cust...

Officers disciplined over way they conducted stop and search of teenagers in Ballyclare

Published Date:

29.09.2016

Three police officers have been disciplined for the way they dealt with two teenage boys during a stop and search in Ballyclare in March this year.

CS spray use against juveniles justified during Ballymena, Co Down and Derry/Londonderry incidents

Published Date:

27.09.2016

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using CS spray against juveniles during incidents in Ballymena, at a Co. Down children’s home and in Derry/Londonderry between May last year a...

Officer acted contrary to PPS advice

Published Date:

22.09.2016

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that a police officer acted contrary to the advice of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) when he gave a man accused of assault an immediate caution.

Police justified in using force to prevent young person jumping from bridge

Published Date:

20.09.2016

The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that police were aggressive and overly forceful when dealing with a vulnerable young female who was threatening to jump from a bridge in south Belfast in April t...

Use of TASERs justified during blade and drugs incidents: Police Ombudsman

Published Date:

15.09.2016

The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using TASER stun guns to prevent people causing harm to themselves, either with blades or as a result of drugs, during incidents in Lisburn, Bally...

Renewed appeal for witnesses following death of Gerard McMahon

Published Date:

13.09.2016

The Police Ombudsman's Office has released additional information and issued a fresh appeal for witnesses following the death of Gerard McMahon after an incident in Belfast city centre last Thursday morning ...

Officer’s failure to get interpreter “completely compromised” investigation

Published Date:

13.09.2016

A police investigation into a traffic incident which left a woman needing a skin graft was “completely compromised” by an officer’s failure to take a statement from the injured party, and instead to base his...

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