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Former officer convicted of perverting course of justice

24.03.17 Former officer convicted of perverting course of justice

A former police officer has been convicted of perverting the course of justice after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he fabricated interview notes during an investigation into a road traffic collision.

Man's assault claims against officers rejected

22.03.17 Man

Claims that police assaulted a man suspected of drink driving after finding him asleep in his car have been rejected following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Officer failed to progress serious assault case

08.03.17 Officer failed to progress serious assault case

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to progress an investigation into a serious assault, even after shortcomings with the case were pointed out to him as a result of an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Officer did not 'rip van door from its hinges'

The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that a police officer pushed a delivery driver with so much force that the door of his van was ripped from its hinges.

Discipline after driver wrongly recommended for prosecution

Two police officers have been disciplined over failures in an investigation which almost resulted in a woman being wrongly prosecuted following a two vehicle collision in Co. Down.

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Historical Investigations

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