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Claims of excessive force and homophobic language rejected

26.04.16 Claims of excessive force and homophobic language rejected

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that a police officer used excessive force and homophobic language against a man who was arrested for disorderly behaviour in Belfast last June.

Man's "attack" on 12-year-old not properly investigated

21.04.16 Man

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to properly investigate an allegation that a man annoyed by children playing football near his car, assaulted a 12-year-old boy by kicking him on the hand.

Officer did not smash car window unnecessarily

19.04.16 Officer did not smash car window unnecessarily

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected claims that a police officer smashed a car window despite being offered keys to unlock the vehicle.

Fraud allegation not properly investigated

Two police officers have been disciplined for failing to properly investigate a woman's claims that her sister had committed a fraud involving thousands of pounds of her father's money.

No criticism of officer over neighbour dispute

The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that a police officer failed to investigate a neighbourhood dispute after finding that she had reviewed almost 150 pages of evidence and hours of CCTV footage submitted by the complainant.

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