2017 Media Releases News

Officers disciplined over arson attack failings

Published Date:

20.04.2017

Two police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found failings in the police investigation of an arson attack in Co. Antrim in the summer of 2014.

Officer cleared of breaking woman’s arm during handcuff incident

Published Date:

19.04.2017

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has cleared a police officer of breaking a woman’s arm by twisting it behind her back during an incident in Co. Derry/Londonderry last December.

Man has police sanction overturned following investigation by Police Ombudsman’s Office

Published Date:

06.04.2017

A man who was sanctioned by police after allegedly threatening to hit a woman, has had his penalty overturned following an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Police Ombudsman rejects allegation that officers used excessive force against vulnerable woman

Published Date:

04.04.2017

The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that police officers used excessive force against a vulnerable woman during an incident in Belfast earlier this year.

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.

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