Thursday 19 October 2017

Supreme Court judge to probe garda death

Sgt Galvin took his own life after being questioned by GSOC
Sgt Galvin took his own life after being questioned by GSOC

Greg Harkin

A Supreme Court judge will probe the death of a garda sergeant as part of an investigation into the Garda Ombudsman, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said.

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will investigate how Gda Sgt Mick Galvin died at Ballyshannon Garda Station on May 28.

Sgt Galvin took his own life after being questioned by GSOC.

There was anger from his family and colleagues when it emerged he had been cleared of any wrongdoing by GSOC days before his death - a fact revealed by the Irish Independent. The judge will also investigate the death of Sheena Stewart, who died in a road traffic collision in Ballyshannon in the early hours of January 1.

Ms Fitzgerald asked for the inquiry to be given "the time and space" to look into all relevant matters.

Irish Independent

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