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Officer disciplined over interference in wife’s job

19.07.18 Officer disciplined over interference in wife’s job

A police officer accused of using his position within the PSNI to interfere in operational matters at his wife’s place of work has been disciplined following two separate investigations by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

"No warrant" search adhered to regulations

17.07.18 "No warrant" search adhered to regulations

Police officers who entered a property in Ballycastle without a search warrant after calling to conduct a bail check in March this year were acting in accordance with entry regulations, the Police Ombudsman has found.

Officers could not have predicted man would kill

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that police officers who did not arrest a man who repeatedly tried to enter a flat in south Belfast, could not have predicted that he would kill his friend less than seven hours later.

Two police drivers disciplined for speeding

Two police drivers have been disciplined after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office found that they had driven at excessive speeds without justification in Co. Tyrone in October 2016.

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