Call for Inquiry into GSOC Probe.

Midde-ranking gardai have called on the Taoiseach to set up a judicial inquiry into how the Garda Ombudsman conducted an investigation into a sergeant who took his own life last week. Sergeant Michael Galvin, a married father-of-three, died by suicide last Thursday, a week after he was questioned under caution by GSOC investigators on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and making a false and misleading statement.

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Read Editorial Irish Examiner (June 4th.) – HERE



2 Responses to Call for Inquiry into GSOC Probe.

  1. Michael F Cullinane June 4, 2015 at 6:22 am #

    Our sympathies go to Michael Galvin’s wife Collette and their three children, other family members, friends and relations at this time.

    The circumstances of the tragic death of Mick, driven to despair by a Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission investigation, has again thrown an unwanted spotlight on the Garda watchdog.

    Mick left a letter in which he said he could not face being treated like a criminal.

    Mick had no idea that he had been officially cleared of any wrongdoing days earlier by a Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission investigation.

    But no Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission investigation member had picked up the phone to tell Mick he had nothing to worry about.

    A Government-appointed enquiry led by a High Court Judge is called for, but

    Why is any further enquiry necessary when the facts are as stated and cannot be any clearer?
    Frank Cullinane.

  2. Arthur O June 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Sincere Sympathies to the wife, children, family, friends, community and colleagues of the late Sergeant Michael Galvin. May he Rest in Peace.

    Was this sad loss of a human life necessary? What has devoured the humanity one human being should show and express to a fellow human being?

    Let us hope that all of the driving elements behind what has tragically happened are fully developed, ascertained, diagnosed reported-on and acted upon to ensure there is a strong statutory oversight included in all investigations conducted by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and the operation and administration of An Garda Síochána.

    We don’t have too far to look back, before the establishment of GSOC when it appeared to be a policy of sorts that members being investigated were as a matter of sadistic course allowed to “stew” for inordinate lengths of time.

    Is it any wonder that we now encounter many members of An Garda Síochána presently retiring with a palpable hatred and dislike for the organisation in which they served as the Guardians of the Peace.

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