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Use of pepper spray, TASERs and impact rounds justified to prevent woman self-harming

Published Date:

11.02.2020

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that police were justified in using pepper spray, TASERs and impact rounds to prevent a woman harming herself with a knife in east Belfast.

Police officer disciplined for failing to properly investigate alleged homophobic attack

Published Date:

06.02.2020

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to properly investigate an alleged homophobic attack at a bar in Co Fermanagh in December 2018.

Officers cleared of dragging woman from her car and assaulting her

Published Date:

04.02.2020

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found no evidence to support a woman’s allegation that she was dragged from her car and assaulted by police during an incident in Magherafelt in January last year.

Police Ombudsman warns about potentially fatal restraint techniques

Published Date:

30.01.2020

The Police Ombudsman has urged police officers to look out for signs that people being restrained are having difficulty breathing, after an investigation found that a man appeared to “pass out” while being t...

Police cleared of deliberately hurting man

Published Date:

28.01.2020

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found no evidence that police treated a man they had arrested “like a lesser person” and deliberately inflicted pain on him.

Police Ombudsman statement on identification of additional police material

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

30.10.2019

The Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has informed a number of families who made complaints to her Office about events during ‘The Troubles’ that investigations may be delayed following the PSNI’s identific...

New Police Ombudsman takes up post

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Police Ombudsman’s Office was fair – police officers

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

01.07.2019

Most police officers who were subject of a complaint to the Police Ombudsman’s Office last year felt that its staff treated them fairly.

Witness appeal about Mater incident

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

10.06.2019

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident involving two police officers and a member of the public at Belfast’s Mater Hospital on Tuesday 26 March this year.

Secretary of State announcement about new Police Ombudsman

Northern Ireland Office sign

Published Date:

03.05.2019

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

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