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Police officer cleared of failing to investigate Cave Hill sabotage

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Published Date:

19.02.2019

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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Published Date:

14.02.2019

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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Published Date:

12.02.2019

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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Published Date:

07.02.2019

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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Published Date:

22.01.2019

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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Published Date:

17.01.2019

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 ...

Man who threatened to ‘stalk’ female officer has complaint dismissed

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Published Date:

15.01.2019

A man who told police that he would keep ‘stalking’ a female police officer has had a complaint against the officer dismissed by the Police Ombudsman.

Cyclist hospitalised after road accident has complaint against police upheld

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Published Date:

20.12.2018

A cyclist who was hospitalised for five days after being hit by a car in Glengormley has had a complaint about the police investigation into the incident upheld by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Officer who punched man in face cleared of misconduct

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Published Date:

18.12.2018

A police officer who punched a man in the face during his arrest, breaking his tooth and causing lacerations to his mouth, has been cleared of misconduct by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Failings compromised fairness of police investigation into off-duty officers

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Published Date:

13.12.2018

Police failings compromised the fairness of an investigation into off-duty police officers involved in a fight with members of the public in Coleraine, the Police Ombudsman has found.

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