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Police failed woman and man who were murdered

12.09.17 Police failed woman and man who were murdered

The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said that police decision making which led to the release from custody of a man who had been arrested for assaulting his partner was flawed.

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Police Ombudsman's Office arrests police officer

08.09.17 Police Ombudsman

Investigators from the Police Ombudsman's Office have this morning arrested a police officer.

"Rethink on missing person investigations needed"

31.08.17 "Rethink on missing person investigations needed"

The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said police need to rethink how they handle missing person investigations.

Response to serious assault was “efficient and effective"

The Police Ombudsman has praised as “efficient and effective” initial enquiries made by police following an assault which left a man with fractures to his skull, cheek and nose as well as bleeding on the brain.

Officer made “inappropriate and unprofessional” comments

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found that a police officer made “inappropriate and unprofessional comments” after becoming frustrated with a solicitor during a criminal interview.

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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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