Witness Appeal – GSOC examination of the circumstances of the death of a man in the Palmerstown area of Dublin
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is seeking assistance in its examination of the circumstances of the death of a man in the Palmerstown area of Dublin last week.
Where: The Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown, in the area of Riversdale Avenue, near the ALDI and Palmerstown Veterinary Hospital
When: Between 11pm on Thursday 12 October and 00.30am on the morning of Friday 13 October
What: GSOC would like to speak to any witnesses who observed any incident, activity or interactions, including involving members of An Garda Síochána, at this time and location. GSOC would also welcome the provision of any CCTV, dashcam or mobile footage witnesses may have captured.
Anyone with information which may be of assistance is asked to contact GSOC at 0818 600 800 or email@example.com.
This Witness Appeal
This is a general appeal to members of the public who may be of assistance to GSOC’s work. The detail contained in this witness appeal has been approved for publication in order to provide adequate detail of times and locations. GSOC will not be elaborating further at this time.
Referral of this matter to GSOC
GSOC received a referral from An Garda Síochána during the early hours of Friday, 13 October, following a death of a man in the Palmerstown area of Dublin.
The referral was made by a Garda Superintendent under section 102(1) of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005.
The matter is now under examination by GSOC further to section 91 of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005. GSOC has assigned a Family Liaison Officer to engage with and provide assistance to the family of the deceased.
As the matter is under examination, GSOC will be making no further comment at this time.
Section 102(1) of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005 provides for the referral to GSOC by An Garda Síochána of ‘any matter that appears…to indicate that the conduct of a member of the Garda Síochána may have resulted in the death of, or serious harm to, a person.’
Section 91 of the Garda Síochána Act provides for the examination by GSOC of the circumstances of a referral or complaint with a view to recommending what further investigative measures may be required.