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Secretary of State announcement about new Police Ombudsman

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The Secretary of State has announced her intention to recommend the appointment of Mrs Marie Anderson as the new Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

Dr Maguire addresses Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, underlined the importance of independence to the work and ethos of his office during a speech at the Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics last night (28 Ma...

Police Ombudsman witness appeal

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has commenced an investigation into the police response to initial reports about an incident at the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown, on St Patrick’s Night (Sunday 17 March 2019), whe...

Appeal for witnesses to Banbridge incident

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident during which a 13-year-old boy was arrested in Banbridge on Saturday evening (2 March).

Police officer cleared of failing to investigate Cave Hill sabotage

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A police officer who was accused of failing to investigate the placing of obstacles on mountain bike trails on Belfast’s Cave Hill has had the complaint against him dismissed by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Police did not disclose sensitive information

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said his investigators have identified significant, sensitive information, some of which relates to covert policing, which is held by police but was not made ava...

Officer accused of assault at hostel has complaint dismissed

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A police officer accused of assaulting a man outside a hostel in Belfast has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Man struck with baton has complaint against police upheld

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A man who was struck several times with a police baton as he restrained his friend during a street disturbance in Derry/Londonderry city centre last March has had a complaint against police upheld by the Pol...

Police cleared of giving woman black eye outside nightclub

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has cleared police of giving a woman a black eye and using excessive force during an incident outside a Belfast nightclub.

Police officer caused collapse of prosecution

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A man escaped prosecution because a police officer wrote statements on behalf of colleagues and submitted them to the Public Prosecution Service without their knowledge, a Police Ombudsman investigation has ...

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