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Appeal for witnesses to Lurgan incident

Published Date:

12.11.2018

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident in Lurgan on Thursday 18 October.

Appeal for information about fatal 1991 shooting

Published Date:

12.11.2018

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 climbed through window of homeless hostel and drank with residents

Published Date:

01.11.2018

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.

No one ‘protected’ in Robert McCartney murder investigation

Published Date:

31.10.2018

The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has said that while he understands the family of Robert McCartney may well feel that the criminal justice system has failed them, there is no evidence police played ...

Officer cleared of sexual assault

Published Date:

26.10.2018

A police officer accused of sexual assault by a woman he arrested for drink driving has been cleared following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s office.

RUC did not protect murderers from justice

Published Date:

18.10.2018

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 in court leads to discipline of five police officers

Published Date:

09.10.2018

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.

Police failures in investigation of child abuse allegations

Published Date:

13.09.2018

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office of a complaint about how the PSNI handled reports of alleged child abuse has found that police failed those who were said to have been abused.

Officers cleared of assault during arrest outside Belfast hotel

Published Date:

04.09.2018

Police officers accused of assault by a man involved in an altercation outside a Belfast hotel have been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Constable and sergeants disciplined over investigation into ‘road rage’ incident

Published Date:

30.08.2018

Three police officers have been disciplined over an investigation into a ‘road rage’ incident in Newry in which a woman claimed she was assaulted by a man after he had blocked her car with his vehicle.

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