Broader Context To Consider In Westmeath Garda Bicycle Case - Former Garda Ombudsman

It was revealed last week the Garda, who had been suspended for nearly four years, has been re-instated.

There's a broader context which needs to be considered when discussing the case of the Westmeath Garda who was suspended after giving a bicycle to a pensioner.

That's the view of former Garda Ombudsman, Tullamore's Conor Brady, who says there's a struggle between the Garda Commissioner's zero-tolerance approach to misconduct and pushback from members of the force.

The midlands Garda had been re-instated, but he's now enlisted the services of a solicitor to write to Commissioner Drew Harris regarding comments he made at the Public Accounts Committee.

Mr. Brady says it's a particularly egregious case:

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