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Former police officer convicted of perverting course of justice

Published Date:

24.03.2017

A former police officer has been convicted of perverting the course of justice after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he fabricated interview notes during an investigation into a road traffic coll...

Man's assault claims against officers rejected

Published Date:

22.03.2017

Claims that police assaulted a man suspected of drink driving after finding him asleep in his car have been rejected following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Officer failed to progress serious assault case

Published Date:

08.03.2017

A police officer has been disciplined for failing to progress an investigation into a serious assault, even after shortcomings with the case were pointed out to him as a result of an investigation by the Pol...

Officer cleared of using so much force that van door was ripped from its hinges

Published Date:

07.03.2017

The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that a police officer pushed a delivery driver with so much force that the door of his van was ripped from its hinges.

Officers disciplined after driver wrongly recommended for prosecution

Published Date:

02.03.2017

Two police officers have been disciplined over failures in an investigation which almost resulted in a woman being wrongly prosecuted following a two vehicle collision in Co. Down.

Investigation rejects claim that officer’s “karate chop” caused woman to break ribs

Published Date:

28.02.2017

A Police Ombudsman investigation has rejected a complaint that a police officer caused a woman to break two ribs by “karate chopping” her over a rocking chair.

Officers disciplined over failures in investigation of nightclub incident

Published Date:

23.02.2017

Two police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that they failed to properly investigate an alleged assault on a teenager by a nightclub doorman in Belfast city centre....

Officer cleared of causing “possible lifelong injuries”

Published Date:

21.02.2017

A Police Ombudsman investigation has cleared a police officer of causing “possible lifelong injuries” to a man by closing handcuffs so tightly that he suffered “suspected nerve damage”.

Officer compromised police investigation into “threatening and obscene” phone calls

Published Date:

09.02.2017

A police officer who “compromised” a police investigation into threats and intimidation which left a family fearing for their safety, has been disciplined following a Police Ombudsman investigation.

Police cleared of failing to return man to prison for breach of licence conditions

Published Date:

31.01.2017

A Police Ombudsman investigation has cleared police of failing to ensure a man was returned to jail after breaching the terms of his licence.

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