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Police officer failed to secure evidence

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has recommended disciplinary action against a police officer who failed to secure CCTV footage after a member of the public reported being threatened with a sledgehammer.

Officers could not have predicted man would kill

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police officers who did not arrest a man who repeatedly tried to enter a flat in south Belfast, could not have predicted that he would kill his friend less tha...

Two police drivers disciplined for speeding

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Two police drivers have been disciplined after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office found that they had driven at excessive speeds without justification in Co. Tyrone in October 2016.

CS spray use against juveniles in Portrush and Magherafelt was justified

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The Police Ombudsman has found that police officers were justified in using CS Spray against juveniles during incidents in Portrush and Magherafelt in 2016 and 2017.

Officer disciplined for error which allowed man to avoid drug sanction

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A man has had an adult caution for the possession of Class B drugs overturned as a result of an irregularity in the police search of his home.

Police cleared of assaulting man collecting son from concert

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A man who complained of a police officer’s ‘oppressive behaviour’ towards him as he attempted to collect his son from a concert in South Belfast, has had his complaint rejected by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

PONI investigation into Lurgan incident

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The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) has been speaking of its investigation into an incident in Lurgan on Monday which saw a man hospitalised with a head injury.

Constable and sergeant disciplined for failures in duty

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A police officer and his superior, who both admitted to failures in the investigation of an assault on a man in Bangor, have been disciplined following recommendations by the Police Ombudsman’s office.

Ombudsman appeal for witnesses after Lurgan incident

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating an incident in Lurgan in the early hours of Monday morning in which a man sustained a head injury and was subsequently hospitalised.

Officers cleared of smashing 'non-existent' TV during house search

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Allegations that police officers left a trail of destruction during a house search have been rejected after video evidence showed that a TV they were accused of smashing was not in the room at the time.

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