Stewart Dickson MLA said: “This is a robust and thorough report, and I look forward to discussing it with the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Dr Michael Maguire at the Justice Committee on Thursday. I am concerned at the nature of the findings and it is vital that action must come following the publication of this important report.
“It is of paramount importance that people can have total confidence in the Police Ombudsman’s Office. The public needs to be reassured that Al Hutchinson will be able to implement all the recommendations from this report.
“The organisation has a very important role and people must be able to have confidence in its work and operation.”