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PPS issues decision to prosecute two police officers for a range of offences

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Two officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland are to be prosecuted the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has confirmed today, Tuesday 18 April.

They are accused of numerous incidents including sharing images from the scenes of sudden deaths / suicide incidents.

In a statement the PPS said:

"The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has taken a decision to prosecute two police officers for a range of offences following consideration of the evidence submitted in an investigation file by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

"After careful consideration of the complex and substantial file submitted by the Police Ombudsman in connection with its Operation Warwick investigation, it has been decided that there is sufficient evidence to prosecute the two officers reported for misconduct in public office.

"The prosecutions relate to numerous incidents including the alleged sharing of imagery taken at the scenes of sudden deaths.

"It follows a decision to prosecute one individual for three counts of improper use of a public electronic communications network contrary to the Communications Act 2003 following the submission of a separate file by the PSNI. The individual is being prosecuted in connection with the alleged sharing of imagery captured at the scenes of sudden deaths.

"Four families connected to one or both investigations after the death of a loved one in sudden circumstances have been informed of the outcome of their respective files by the PPS."

PPS Assistant Director Martin Hardy said the PPS would continue to engage with the families involved as the two separate prosecutions progress.


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