Stop and Search Affects Young People's Trust in the Police - and Not Just in Northern Ireland
A recent study from New York shows a widespread mistrust of the police amongst 14 - 21 year olds in the city where the police use their 'stop, question and frisk' powers. The survey was conducted by the 'Polling for Justice' project at the City University of New York - which included young people as researchers, and used community organisations to collect the data.
Ombudsman to establish second independent inquiry
The Police Ombudsman has welcomed the independent review set up by Justice Minister David Ford and chaired by Community Relations Council Director McCusker, but has said it does not go far enough.
Community Relations Chair to head Police Ombudsman’s office review
Tony McCusker named by Justice Minister David Ford to look into allegations of ‘interference’ by senior civil servants
High Number of Officers Disciplined for Misconduct
TheDetail.tv reveals that hundreds of PSNI officers have been disciplined over the last 6 years.
Ombudsman Chief Quits Over 'Meddling'
The Chief Executive of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has resigned his post, saying that the office is no longer independent due to 'interference' by senior civil servants at the Department of Justice.
Young People Hardest Hit by 'Punishment Beatings'
The PSNI have only managed to clear up 4% of violent assaults known as ‘punishment beatings’ and ‘shootings.’
Policing + Police Ombudsman = Accountability?
The creation of the office of the Police Ombudsman was a significant step in the reform of Northern Ireland’s police force. But has it made a difference? The Detail investigates.
Another quarter-century of 'Troubles'
In a recent interview for investigative site The Detail, Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson says it could take 25 years to finish reports from the Troubles.
Wave of Alerts Continue Unabated
There have been 8 security alerts in Northern Ireland in the last week, with the trend not slowing since the death of Constable Ronan Kerr.
The End of 50-50
50-50 recruitment no longer exists. As expected, it was not a quiet end to a controversial policy.