Types of Investigation
The Garda Ombudsman may refer your complaint to the Garda Commissioner for investigation under the Disciplinary Regulations. If you are not happy with the outcome of a Garda Investigation you can request that the Garda Ombudsman review your case.
Supervised Garda Investigation
The Garda Ombudsman can supervise an investigation carried out by the
Garda Síochána. The Garda Síochána will report on the progress of the
investigation in accordance with agreed guidelines. The Garda Ombudsman
can direct the Gardaí in their investigation of the complaint. If it sees fit the
Garda Ombudsman can take over the investigation.
Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigation
The Garda Ombudsman can mount individual investigations. Such investigations will always be carried out in cases involving death of or serious harm to a person as a result of Garda Operations or while in the custody or care of the Garda Síochána and will typically be carried out to investigate serious complaints.
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