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Police officer disciplined after using position to "influence" private matters at his wife's workplace

A police officer has been disciplined after he was found to have attempted to use his position "to influence private matters" at his wife's place of work. The Police Ombudsman's Office conducted two separate investigations after complaints were made against the officer

A police officer has been disciplined after he was found to have attempted to use his position "to influence private matters" at his wife's place of work.

The Police Ombudsman's Office conducted two separate investigations after complaints were made against the officer.

The first complaint related to the officer's encounter with one of his wife's supervisors who he had challenged over a work-related incident involving his spouse.

The woman was said to have been left "shaken and upset" after the "off-duty officer had taken notes, questioned her on CCTV coverage and how he could access it, before telling her the issue was now a police matter".

The woman subsequently lodged a complaint with the Police Ombudsman's Office which was upheld.

Five months later, a director of the organisation also lodged a complaint of oppressive behaviour against the officer after he used the PSNI email system to send an email to the supervisor's manager. This complaint was also upheld.

Investigators, who found that the man had "attempted to use his position as a police officer to influence private matters", recommended disciplinary measures against the officer.

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