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Judge’s comments leads to discipline of five officers

09.10.18 Judge’s comments leads to discipline of five officers

A judge’s criticism of evidence given by two police officers in court has led to five police officers being disciplined for failing to keep proper records.

Police failures in investigation of child abuse allegations

13.09.18 Police failures in investigation of child abuse allegations

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office of a complaint about how the PSNI handled reports of alleged child abuse has found that police failed those who were said to have been abused.

Circumstances of woman's fall remain unclear says Ombudsman

The exact circumstances of PSNI involvement in a fall in which a woman sustained 12 broken ribs, a broken back and a broken elbow remain unclear, the Police Ombudsman has said.

Investigative failures into serious road accident

A police officer has been disciplined over investigative failures into a road accident which left a motorcyclist requiring several operations and being hospitalised for a month.

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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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