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Explanatory Memorandum to Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Article 11: Investigation by Police Ombudsman following acquittal

16.Article 11 introduces a new Section 86A to the Criminal Justice Act 2003. It provides for the Police Ombudsman to make application to the DPP to allow for the re-investigation of police officers previously acquitted of a qualifying offence where new evidence has been obtained.

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