Police Ombudsman

McGurk’s Bar Families versus Office of Police Ombudsman

The families of those killed and injured in McGurk’s Bar have been forced to begin legal proceedings against the Office of the Police Ombudsman Northern Ireland (OPONI). The Office of the Police Ombudsman is supposed to provide an “independent, impartial investigation of complaints about the police in Northern Ireland” (source OPONI website). That includes complaints …

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Kelly Murder Remains a Dark Stain On Policing and Justice Systems

Pat Fahy, solicitor for the family, writes in the Irish News about the murder of Councillor Patsy Kelly. The┬ámurder of Trillick, Co Tyrone councillor Patsy Kelly, in 1974 remains┬áa┬ádark stain on our┬ápolicing and justice systems. This was an abduction┬áand killing widely believed to have been┬ácarried out by members of the┬áUlster Defence Regiment in uniform. That …

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