Witness Appeal: Incident in Finglas – Saturday 18 September 2021

21 Sep 2021

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has appealed for witnesses to an incident it is currently investigating.

The incident involved the arrest of a lone male on a scrambler motorbike at approximately 19:55 hours on Saturday 18 September 2021 in Finglas by plain clothes and uniformed Gardaí.

Footage of the arrest was widely circulated on social media.

A Garda Superintendent referred the matter to GSOC in accordance with section 102 (1) the Garda Síochána Act, 2005. The incident is now under investigation by GSOC.

GSOC would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have captured it on CCTV, dashcams or on a mobile device.

Anyone with information which may be of assistance to the investigation is asked to contact GSOC at 1890 600 800 or info@gsoc.ie.

Notes/ additional information:

Section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005, provides for independent investigation 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