Over 60 Complaints Filed On Midlands Gardai To GSOC

Written 5 days ago by Eoin O Donoghue

Gardaí are alleged to have committed ten sexual offences this year, according to complaints filed with the Garda Ombudsman.

Gsoc has received a total of 1,448 allegations of malpractice against the force in 2019.

The Laois/Offaly Garda division received 30 complaints while Westmeath division received 33.

According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, only one has been upheld, but the majority are still open.

Nearly 500 allegations relate to ‘abuse of authority’ or ‘neglect of duty.’

Sinn Féin’s justice spokesman, Martin Kenny, says he’s concerned it’s taking Gsoc several months to rule on several complaints: