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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.

Officer disciplined over discharge of CS spray

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A police officer who discharged CS Spray into a group of fighting youths has been disciplined following investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Police not to blame for self harm incident in custody suite

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The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence of police misconduct after a man harmed himself with razor blades which he managed to smuggle into a cell at Armagh Custody Suite.

Assault claims against police and custody officers rejected

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A man who was found to have two fractured wrists after his arrest and detention in custody has had a complaint against police officers and civilian detention officers (CDOs) rejected by the Police Ombudsman.

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