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Police officer’s error allowed man to avoid drug sanction

14.06.18 Police officer’s error allowed man to avoid drug sanction

A man has had an adult caution for the possession of Class B drugs overturned as a result of an irregularity in the police search of his home.

Police cleared of assaulting man collecting son from concert

12.06.18 Police cleared of assaulting man collecting son from concert

A man who complained of a police officer’s ‘oppressive behaviour’ towards him as he attempted to collect his son from a concert in South Belfast, has had his complaint rejected by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Ombudsman appeal for witnesses after Lurgan incident

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating an incident in Lurgan in the early hours of Monday morning in which a man sustained a head injury and was subsequently hospitalised.

Officers cleared of smashing 'non-existent' TV

Allegations that police officers left a trail of destruction during a house search have been rejected after video evidence showed that a TV they were accused of smashing was not in the room at the time.

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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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