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Appeal for information about fatal 1991 shooting

12.11.18 Appeal for information about fatal 1991 shooting

Police Ombudsman investigators will be in Downpatrick on Wednesday (14 November) as part of their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting in the town in 1991.

Police officer breached homeless hostel’s no alcohol policy

01.11.18 Police officer breached homeless hostel’s no alcohol policy

A police officer has been disciplined after breaching a homeless hostel’s policies by climbing in through a window and spending several hours drinking with residents.

RUC did not protect murderers from justice

A Police Ombudsman investigation has found no evidence to indicate that RUC officers were complicit in the murder of a colleague nor protected those responsible from investigation.

Judge’s comments leads to discipline of five officers

A judge’s criticism of evidence given by two police officers in court has led to five police officers being disciplined for failing to keep proper records.

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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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