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Politics no role in Adams investigation

07.07.15 Politics no role in Adams investigation

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has concluded that the PSNI investigation of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams for allegedly withholding information about sexual abuse within his family was conducted properly and was not influenced by political considerations.

Lack of care for drunk man

26.06.15 Lack of care for drunk man

Three police officers who failed to properly look after a drunk man in their care and failed to record that he had fallen and injured his face, have been disciplined following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Police failed to protect Orangemen

26.06.15 Police failed to protect Orangemen

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman has found that police failed to protect members of the Orange Order who were attacked as they marched through the Short Strand area of Belfast during a Twelfth of July parade.

Helping you help others

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has produced a short video for those who provide advice within the community.

Office had 3300 complaints in 2014/15

The Police Ombudsman’s Office had more than 3300 complaints and other matters referred to it last year, a drop of 10% on the previous year.

How to complain

If you wish to make a complaint about a police officer or member of police staff, please use our online complaint form, or call us on 0845 601 2931 (telephone calls may be recorded for joint protection, training and other lawful purposes).

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Historical Investigations

Information about the work of the Police Ombudsman in investigating incidents related to "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998.

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Information for Police Officers

Detailed information about the work of the Police Ombudsman's Office for police officers, including information about the complaints process, what happens if a complaint is made against you, and a detailed FAQ section.

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Children & Young People

Information and videos about what the Police Ombudsman Office does, and what to do if you are a child or a young person and are not happy about the way you’ve been treated by police.

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