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Drugs and money go missing from police station

19.01.17 Drugs and money go missing from police station

The Police Ombudsman has recommended changes to police procedures after a sum of money and a quantity of drugs went missing from a police storeroom.

Taser use justified in four incidents

17.01.17 Taser use justified in four incidents

The Police Ombudsman has found that police were justified in using TASER stun guns during four incidents at Cookstown, Derry/Londonderry, Lisburn and in north Down.

Officer cautioned over improper access of police systems

05.01.17 Officer cautioned over improper access of police systems

A police officer has received an adult caution after admitting breaching data protection legislation by improperly accessing police records.

Officer’s mistake led to armed police raiding wrong house

A police officer has been disciplined over a mistake which led to armed police being deployed to the wrong address during a search of a family home in Co. Down last year.

Police cleared of failing to assist disabled man

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims a disabled man was not any given food or drink and denied assistance while in police custody in Co. Fermanagh in August.

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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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