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Ruane welcome for Loughinisland Policing Board move

11 July, 2011 - by Caitríona Ruane

Sinn Féin Policing Board member Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the decision of the Board to task its Human Rights and Professional Standards Committee to consider the wider issues arising from the Ombudsman report into the UVF murders at Loughinisland.

Ms Ruane said:

“It is obvious to all that the families of those killed at Loughinisland have been let down time and again by the police investigation. It is important that the Policing Board recognise this and more importantly examines this case in detail and ensures that these failures are never repeated again.

“The Policing Board have an important role to play in ensuring community confidence in the current policing structures. The revelations around the police conduct before, during and after the murders at Loughinisland will if not properly addressed erode confidence.

“Sinn Féin will continue to support the Loughinisland families in their quest for justice and through the Policing Board we will continue to press for proper investigation into any police misconduct and any necessary action taken.” ENDS

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