Bouncer complaints

Shauna made this Freedom of Information request to Police Service of Northern Ireland

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The request was refused by Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I would like to know the number complaints that have been raised to officers or registered with police in relation to bouncers at the following list of clubs, over the last five years - separately for each year please.
Can you please divide the information into complaints that were dropped and complaints that were investigated, also outline whether they are in relation to the violent treatment of either male or female pub-goers and if hospital treatment was required.
Can you please provide also a further column in relation to complaints of a sexual nature and whether these were made by females or males, and if they were investigated.

Cookstown - Time/ Mint; Clubland; Sense; Greenvale
Magherafelt - Brysons; Dormans; Downeys; The Terrace; Mary's
Maghera - Walsh's Hotel
Dungannon - McAleer's; Hagan's; Halliday's
Toome - The Elk

Yours faithfully,

Shauna Corr

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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September 2, 2015

Dear Ms. Corr,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated September 2, 2015 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on September 2, 2015. I note you seek access to the following information:

Complaints About Bouncers

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A response should be sent to you within 20 working days. The Freedom of Information team will advise you in writing if there are any delays in responding to your request and will keep you advised of progress.

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Sharon
FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Subject: F-2015-02842

September 14, 2015

Dear Ms. Corr,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I refer to your request for information dated September 2, 2015 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on September 2, 2015 concerning:

Complaints About Bouncers

Please find attached response to your request.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon
FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

If the request detailed complaints over the past year, would this be more suitable?

Perhaps you could just list the number of complaints made against bouncers at the list of clubs provided, and outline if it was a violence or sexually orientated complaint, and whether the police took action.

I am feeling rather dismayed, as this is the second request I have made now that you say would take too long.

Yours faithfully,
Shauna

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Subject: F-2015-03156
October 15, 2015

Dear Ms. Corr,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I refer to your request for information dated October 2, 2015 which was
received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on October 2, 2015
concerning:

Complaints Against Bouncers

Please find attached response to your request.

Yours sincerely

Scott obo Sharon
FOI decision maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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