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Types of investigation which can be undertaken by the Garda Ombudsman

Criminal investigations
All allegations of criminal offences (for example assault) by gardaí are investigated by the Garda Ombudsman’s own investigators.
Read case no. 5 resolved by Criminal Investigation by GSOC

Read case no. 10 resolved by Criminal Investigation by GSOC
Read case no. 11 resolved by Criminal Investigation by GSOC

Disciplinary investigations
There are four ways allegations of breaches of discipline can be handled:

Informal resolution – Sometimes it makes most sense for the Garda Ombudsman to try to work with both parties to resolve a situation informally, e.g. if a person is complaining that their property has not been returned. This can be much quicker than a formal investigation. It is a voluntary process, requiring the consent of both parties.
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Read case no. 1 resolved by Informal Resolution
Read case no. 8 resolved by Informal Resolution

Disciplinary investigation by the Garda Síochána (s.94) – These are conducted by Garda superintendents (GSIOs) according to the Garda Síochána (Discipline) Regulations, 2007. They can be supervised or unsupervised by a GSOC investigator, depending on the seriousness of the allegation.

Non-criminal investigation by GSOC (s.95) – Certain disciplinary investigations may be undertaken by the Garda Ombudsman’s own investigators.
Read case no. 7 resolved by Disciplinary Investigation by GSOC

Read Case no. 9 resolved by Disciplinary Investigation by GSOC

Types of investigation opened by GSOC in 2014

 


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