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

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Published Date:

05.06.2018

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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Published Date:

31.05.2018

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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Published Date:

29.05.2018

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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Published Date:

22.05.2018

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.

Officer disciplined for accessing records about friend’s estranged husband

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Published Date:

17.05.2018

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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Published Date:

15.05.2018

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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Published Date:

14.05.2018

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

Published Date:

03.05.2018

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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Published Date:

02.05.2018

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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Published Date:

20.04.2018

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.

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