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O’Dowd refers video to Police Ombudsman

22 October, 2018 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has referred a video which appears to show a police officer drop a magazine from a weapon on a Lurgan street to the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Mr O’Dowd said :

“The video which first appeared on social media shows police at a cordon in Lurgan on the 18th of October following a tragedy on the railway lines.

“The officer in question is seen on patrol when he drops what appears to be a magazine clip from a rifle. 

"He picks it up but is called back by young people to pick up what they claim are bullets left on the road.

“I have asked the Police Ombudsman to investigate to ensure the full facts are known and to ensure if public safety was put at risk that it doesn’t happen again.”

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