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Force was not excessive after man refused to give DNA sample

16.08.16 Force was not excessive after man refused to give DNA sample

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected a claim that a man’s arrest was unjustified and that police used excessive force while taking his fingerprints, DNA samples and photographs.

Officer failed to investigate “road rage” incident

11.08.16 Officer failed to investigate “road rage” incident

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to investigate a road rage incident, and failing to inform the victim that the case had been closed.

Action recommended after drink driver evades prosecution

03.08.16 Action recommended after drink driver evades prosecution

The Police Ombudsman has recommended that the PSNI should issue guidance to police officers after a man who was three times over the drink driving limit evaded prosecution on a legal technicality.

Officers did not strip and assault female detainee

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected a complaint that police stripped and assaulted a female prisoner in a cell at Strand Road police station in Derry/Londonderry in December.

Little progress on schoolboy assault case for 10 months

A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that for 10 months he did “virtually nothing” to progress an investigation into an assault which left a Co Down schoolboy with extensive injuries.

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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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Information for Police Officers

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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Information and videos about what the Police Ombudsman Office does, and what to do if you are a child or a young person and are not happy about the way you’ve been treated by police.

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