Over 50 allegations of misconduct against gardai in Shannonside region

Over 50 allegations of misconduct have been logged by GSOC against Garda officers in the Shannonside region so far this year.

GSOC has received a total of 1,448 allegations of alleged indiscipline against the force in 2019 with local complaints representing just under four percent of all complaints so far this year.

29 allegations were made to GSOC about Gardai based in Roscommon-Longford and 26 in Sligo-Leitrim.

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Nearly 500 allegations relate to ‘abuse of authority’ or ‘neglect of duty and almost a third of the allegations countrywide relate to ‘abuse of authority’ or ‘neglect of duty’.

Frank Thornton, vice-president of the Garda Representative Association, says the number of allegations is down on previous years.