Chief Inspector addresses Justice Committee

Dr Michael Maguire briefed the Justice Committee on its inspection into the independence of the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (OPONI) from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

The inspection which was conducted at the request of the Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson examines the legislative framework on which the Office operates, how it investigates complaints against serving police offices (current cases) and sensitive, complex and high profile historical cases.   
Dr Maguire highlighted a number of significant management issues within the organisation which have impacted on its day-to-day functions.