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Incomplete police investigation led to pensioner being informed he was to be prosecuted

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The Police Ombudsman has found that an incomplete police investigation almost resulted in an elderly man being prosecuted, despite having previously been reassured by police that he would not face charges.

Officer was justified in driving on wrong side of the road during emergency response

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that a police driver was justified in driving on the wrong side of the road, despite a complaint that he almost caused a collision.

More than 3,000 complaints against police last year

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office dealt with more than 3,000 complaints about the conduct of police officers in Northern Ireland in the last financial year – that is a drop of 10% on the previous year.

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Police officers disciplined over failure to alert doctor and colleagues about woman's head injury

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Two police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that they failed to alert colleagues and a police doctor that a woman had suffered a head injury.

Police officer disciplined for “oppressive” way he dealt with driving concerns

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A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he had been oppressive in the way he dealt with a woman he considered to have been driving dangerously.

Police officer cleared of leaking personal details used in virtual reality dispute

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A police officer has been cleared of allegations that she disclosed sensitive personal information which was then posted by a player of the online virtual reality game Ingress.

The murders at the Heights Bar in Loughinisland: Police Ombudsman report

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has published a report this morning which reveals police informants at the most senior levels within Loyalist paramilitary organisations were involved in an importat...

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Investigation rejects claim man denied food and bedding in police custody

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected claims that a man was denied food and bedding while being held in police custody.

Police did not fail man who asked for help over “suicidal” family member

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police did not fail to help a man who asked for help over fears a family member was contemplating suicide.

Police officers disciplined over oppressive approach and abusive remark

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Four police officers have been disciplined for the oppressive way they dealt with two brothers they wrongly suspected of theft, and for failing to report an abusive remark made by an officer.

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