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Officers disciplined over arson attack failings

20.04.17 Officers disciplined over arson attack failings

Two police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found failings in the police investigation of an arson attack in Co. Antrim in the summer of 2014.

Officer cleared of breaking woman’s arm

19.04.17 Officer cleared of breaking woman’s arm

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has cleared a police officer of breaking a woman’s arm by twisting it behind her back during an incident in Co. Derry/Londonderry last December.

Man has police sanction overturned following investigation

06.04.17 Man has police sanction overturned following investigation

A man who was sanctioned by police after allegedly threatening to hit a woman, has had his penalty overturned following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Use of force against vulnerable woman was not excessive

The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that police officers used excessive force against a vulnerable woman during an incident in Belfast earlier this year.

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.

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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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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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