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No police blame over jail return

21.05.15 No police blame over jail return

A POLICE Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that a man was sent back to jail on the basis of inaccurate information provided by police.

Office's remit extended

20.05.15 Office

From this morning (May 20) the Police Ombudsman’s Office will be the body which will investigate all complaints about the conduct of National Crime Agency Officers in Northern Ireland.

Didn't investigate and made false record

13.05.15 Didn

A police officer has been formally disciplined for failing to investigate an allegation of criminal damage, and later falsely claiming to have taken steps to progress the case.

Taser use justified during 10 incidents

The Police Ombudsman has published his findings into ten incidents during which Tasers were fired by police officers between July 2012 and June last year.

Accidental shot fired as police stop car

A police officer fired an accidental shot after his gun struck the driver’s side window of a car believed to contain armed paramilitaries, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman has concluded.

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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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