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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Dr Maguire addresses Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics

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Published Date:

29.03.2019

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

Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

Published Date:

26.03.2019

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...

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