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Officer disciplined for kicking man during Belfast incident

03.08.17 Officer disciplined for kicking man during Belfast incident

A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he had used “excessive and unjustified” force when he kicked a man during an incident in Belfast in July 2015.

Response to serious assault was “efficient and effective"

01.08.17 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

27.07.17 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.

Agreement to end moratorium on sharing sensitive information

The PSNI and the Police Ombudsman have reached an agreement to end the moratorium on the sharing of sensitive information by the police.

Man’s claims of "racial abuse" and assault rejected

Allegations that a Scottish man was punched, racially abused and denied food and drink by police officers in Belfast have been rejected following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

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