Following the resignation of the Police Ombudsman's chief executive Sam Pollock last week, Justice Minister David Ford said he would set up an independent review to consider the allegations of interference.
Today Mr Ford announced that the chair of the Community Relations Council, Tony McCusker, will be leading the review. Mr McCusker will recommend whether further investigation into the allegations of interference is warranted.
Speaking on the matter, Mr Ford said: ‘I am determined that this matter be addressed as urgently as possible. That is why, when announcing this independent review, I outline the need for these serious allegations to be documented and substantiated as an important first step.’
The review will focus on whether officials have 'interfered and meddled in the affairs and governance of the [Police Ombudsman’s] Office, and whether officials have made false and malicious allegations against the Chief Executive.'
Mr McCusker’s initial report to the Department of Justice will be submitted on 16 May.
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