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Northern Ireland police officer arrested in probe into misuse of social media

Police Ombudsman investigators examining claims of social media misuse have arrested a PSNI officer.

Dr Michael Maguire is tasked with investigating complaints against police officers.

In a statement, his office said: "He [the officer] is being question as part of an investigation into the alleged misuse of social media by a serving police officer.

"It was initiated after a decision by the Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, to "call himself in" to investigate information he has been made aware of.

"The Police Ombudsman's Office is also dealing with a number of complaints it received in recent weeks from members of the public, which include allegations that officers have leaked confidential information and posted abusive comments on social media."

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