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Officer disciplined for accessing records about friend’s estranged husband

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A police officer has been disciplined for inappropriately accessing police information, after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that she had allowed a personal friendship to compromise her impartiality.

Officers were justified in drawing guns on driver after pursuit

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found that police officers were justified in aiming their guns at a driver after a pursuit in north Down.

‘Victimhood and Dealing with the Past’ conference at QUB

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Dr Michael Maguire addressed the ‘Victimhood and Dealing with the Past’ conference at QUB this morning alongside PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton. Click the title for the full text of his speech.

Police Ombudsman witness appeal

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has issued an appeal for information about an incident in North Belfast last week involving police officers and a group of youths.

No evidence of criminality or misconduct on part of senior officers: Police Ombudsman

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has found no evidence the PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton, members of his senior management team and other named senior police officers, wer...

“Police in pursuit of stolen car”: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has issued the following statement about the incident in north Belfast yesterday when a woman died after she was struck by a stolen car on the Ballysillan Road.

Police Ombudsman’s Office investigating police actions prior to fatal collision

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Investigators from the Police Ombudsman’s Office are investigating the circumstances leading up to the fatal collision which happened on the Ballysillan Road in Belfast this morning (19 April 2018).

GFA anniversary 'perfect backdrop' to students' visit

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The twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement has provided the ‘perfect backdrop’ for English university students exploring policing systems in Northern Ireland. The students, who are part of a 25 ...

Police Ombudsman training delivered at Garnerville

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Staff from the Police Ombudsman’s office were in Police College, Garnerville last week to deliver training to the PSNI’s student officers.

Officer disciplined for failure to adhere to domestic abuse policy

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A police officer, whose failure to update police records about a non-molestation order left two sisters fearing for their safety, has been disciplined following a Police Ombudsman investigation.

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