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Welcome for resumption of Ombudsman investigations into RUC

23 January, 2013 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has welcomed that the new Police Ombudsman is to resume investigations into 150 historical cases involving criminal activity by the RUC, many including collusion with loyalist paramilitaries.

The Sinn Féin Policing spokesperson and North Belfast MLA said:

“This is welcome news for the families of the victims and it is crucial that they have confidence in the office to carry out these investigations.

“Under these processes installed by the new Ombudsman Michael Maguire, which have been approved by the Criminal Justice Inspectorate, the investigations should proceed free from interference.

“The Police Ombudsman’s office is the proper investigative body to carry out these type of investigations and they should have enough resources to carry them out efficiently and speedily.

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