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Police officer disciplined over crash investigation

02.11.17 Police officer disciplined over crash investigation

A police officer has been disciplined after a driver escaped punishment for knocking down a pedestrian in Derry/Londonderry in December 2015.

Man suffered three broken fingers in "custody accident"

31.10.17 Man suffered three broken fingers in "custody accident"

The Police Ombudsman has found that an incident in which a man sustained three broken fingers in police custody was accidental.

Failures in child sex abuse images case

27.10.17 Failures in child sex abuse images case

Three police officers have been disciplined over failings in an investigation into images of child sexual abuse found on a man’s computer.

Police did not allow Castlereagh raid to happen

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected claims that police could have prevented a break-in at Castlereagh police station in 2002, but chose not to for political reasons and in order to protect an informant.

Police failed woman and man who were murdered

The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said that police decision making which led to the release from custody of a man who had been arrested for assaulting his partner was flawed.

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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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