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Police failings rule out prosecution over alleged assault on Maghaberry prison officer

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The Police Ombudsman has found that delays in a police investigation meant that the Public Prosecution Service was unable to consider prosecuting a prisoner after an alleged assault on a prison officer in Ma...

Police officer made the right decision when faced with wanted man: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said the actions of a police officer were justified when he discharged a TASER stun gun at a man sitting on a seat outside a bar in the centre of Belfast.

Number of complaints about police officers is falling

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The number of complaints made by members of the public about police officers in Northern Ireland last year has fallen by 8% from the previous year, to fewer than 2,800.

Police Ombudsman's Annual Report, 2016-17

New video about police stop and searches

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has launched a ’video’ on social media to explain to young people their rights and responsibilities when stopped and searched/questioned by a police officer.

Police right to authorise damage to vehicle blocking fire engine

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected a claim that police failed to make reasonable efforts to avoid having to damage a parked car which was blocking a fire engine on its way to a bl...

Police cleared of waiting 40 minutes before calling ambulance for boy with broken leg

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An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected claims that police waited 40 minutes before summoning help for a boy whose leg had been broken in an alleged assault.

Police officer disciplined over failure to investigate mugging

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A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he had failed to undertake “even the most basic of steps” to investigate a mugging in the Greater Belfast area.

Bogus Facebook profile which “put family at risk” was properly investigated

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The Police Ombudsman has cleared police of failing to adequately investigate bogus Facebook posts which a man said had placed his family at risk.

Statement in response to comments by Chairman of Police Federation

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It is disappointing that the Chairman of the Police Federation has chosen again to air views that are unfounded.

Police Ombudsman’s Office recognised as an Investor in People

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The Police Ombudsman’s Office has achieved silver accreditation in the Investors in People Standard – an award which recognises the organisation’s commitment to high performance through good people managemen...

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