2018 Media Releases News

Officer disciplined for error which allowed man to avoid drug sanction

Published Date:

14.06.2018

A man has had an adult caution for the possession of Class B drugs overturned as a result of an irregularity in the police search of his home.

Police cleared of assaulting man collecting son from concert

Published Date:

12.06.2018

A man who complained of a police officer’s ‘oppressive behaviour’ towards him as he attempted to collect his son from a concert in South Belfast, has had his complaint rejected by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

PONI investigation into Lurgan incident

Published Date:

08.06.2018

The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) has been speaking of its investigation into an incident in Lurgan on Monday which saw a man hospitalised with a head injury.

Constable and sergeant disciplined for failures in duty

Published Date:

07.06.2018

A police officer and his superior, who both admitted to failures in the investigation of an assault on a man in Bangor, have been disciplined following recommendations by the Police Ombudsman’s office.

Ombudsman appeal for witnesses after Lurgan incident

Published Date:

06.06.2018

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating an incident in Lurgan in the early hours of Monday morning in which a man sustained a head injury and was subsequently hospitalised.

Officers cleared of smashing 'non-existent' TV during house search

Published Date:

05.06.2018

Allegations that police officers left a trail of destruction during a house search have been rejected after video evidence showed that a TV they were accused of smashing was not in the room at the time.

Officer disciplined over discharge of CS spray

Published Date:

31.05.2018

A police officer who discharged CS Spray into a group of fighting youths has been disciplined following investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Police not to blame for self harm incident in custody suite

Published Date:

29.05.2018

The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence of police misconduct after a man harmed himself with razor blades which he managed to smuggle into a cell at Armagh Custody Suite.

Assault claims against police and custody officers rejected

Published Date:

22.05.2018

A man who was found to have two fractured wrists after his arrest and detention in custody has had a complaint against police officers and civilian detention officers (CDOs) rejected by the Police Ombudsman.

Officer disciplined for accessing records about friend’s estranged husband

Published Date:

17.05.2018

A police officer has been disciplined for inappropriately accessing police information, after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that she had allowed a personal friendship to compromise her impartiality.

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