Resolution on information provision to PONI welcomed

02 September 2014

The Chief Constable has informed members of the Policing Board’s Performance Committee that issues regarding the provision of information to the Police Ombudsman's office have been resolved and the legal action initiated will now be withdrawn.

Speaking about the matter Chair of the Committee Jonathan Craig MLA said:

“It is welcome that the Chief Constable has satisfactorily resolved this matter with the Police Ombudsman.

It is critical for public confidence in the service that there is police cooperation in the provision and disclosure of information to the institutions with legislative responsibility for delivery of independent oversight of the PSNI.

The Chief Constable has made it clear to the Board that he fully supports and values the accountability mechanisms for policing here and Board Members are pleased that the legal impediments in this case have now been sorted.”

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