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New video about police stop and searches

28.06.17 New video about police stop and searches

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 car blocking fire engine

13.06.17 Police right to authorise damage to car blocking fire engine

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 blaze in Portrush over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Police cleared of delaying ambulance for boy with broken leg

06.06.17 Police cleared of delaying ambulance for boy with broken leg

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.

No failings over Facebook posts which “put family at risk”

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

Response to comments by Chairman of Police Federation

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

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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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