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Justified in divulging man's conviction

11.02.16 Justified in divulging man

Police were entitled to tell a man’s employer that he had been convicted of drink driving, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has found.

Disciplined for slapping woman's face

09.02.16 Disciplined for slapping woman

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has resulted in a police officer being disciplined for slapping a woman across the face in the back of a police Land Rover.

Officers did not assault Enniskillen man

04.02.16 Officers did not assault Enniskillen man

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that police punched and kicked a man when he was arrested at his home in Enniskillen last July.

Inadequate enquiries over "drink driver"

A police officer has been disciplined after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office concluded that she had failed to make adequate enquiries to identify a suspected drunk driver who drove off after a collision.

No lack of urgency over mugging report

A Police Ombudsman investigation has allayed concerns that police lacked urgency in their response to a reported mugging in south Belfast last year.

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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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