Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable George Hamilton  George Hamilton (above), deputy chief constable Drew Harris  and assistant chief constable Mark Hamilton deny the allegations. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s police chief is facing an investigation into alleged misconduct in public office. George Hamilton and a number of other senior Pol(...)

Caron Smyth, whose body was found inside a property in south Belfast on December 13th, 2013, with that of Finbar McGrillen. Photograph: Police Ombudsman’s Office/PA Wire

A violent offender killed his partner three days after being released from police custody over an earlier alleged assault on the woman in Northern Ire(...)

Royal Ulster Constabulary police officers and firefighters inspecting the damage caused by a bomb explosion in Market Street, Omagh, Co Tyrone, on August 15th 1998. File photograph: Paul McErlane/PA

Relatives of Omagh bomb victims are to sue Northern Ireland’s police chief for investigative failings they believe let the killers escape justice. Ah(...)

Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire:  Has complained that funding cuts are limiting his office’s ability to investigate police handling of such atrocities as the IRA Enniskillen bombing and the actions of the Shankill Butchers. Photograph: John Harrison/PA Wire

Investigations into the police handling of atrocities such as the Enniskillen and La Mon bombings and the actions of the Shankill Butchers are being d(...)

Former vice-chairman of the NI Policing Board Denis Bradley delivers a speech at the 43th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in which 34 people were killed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Derek Byrne remembers working as a 14-year-old petrol pump attendant filling up the car of Patrick Fay at the Westbrook garage on Parnell Street in Du(...)

File image of a Taser device being tested. File photograph: Getty Images

Police were justified in using a Taser stun gun while arresting a man equipped with a samurai sword, the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland has sai(...)

John Hemsworth (39)  assaulted in  July 7th, 1997 in west Belfast. He died on New Year’s Day 1998.

An investigation by the North’s Police Ombudsman has added “weight” to allegations that Royal Ulster Constabulary officers were involved in an assault(...)

The representative body for PSNI officers has called for an inquiry into the operation of the office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

The representative body for PSNI officers has called for an inquiry into the operation of the office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PON(...)

Loyalists returned to violence five years ago, having finally accepted their political project was dead. They replaced it with street disorder, turned on and off to extract cash, concessions and official kudos. Niall Carson/PA Wire

Why are the leaders of loyalism not arrested? This question cropped up twice in Northern Ireland last week, relating to the past and the present. Pol(...)

Not for the first time we see acknowledged the inevitable corruption of the moral standards of state forces when drawn into the ethical morass of runn(...)

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