FOUR GARDAÍ in Dublin have been cleared of charges including assault, false imprisonment, trespass and forced entry, the Examiner reports.
All four – Claire Delaney, Alan Conlon, Eoin Murtagh and Seán O’Leary – were suspended from duty after the alleged incident on 17 February 2008, when they were accused of forcing their way into a property on Basin Street in Dublin city.
Owen Gaffney, 21, claimed he was woken by gardaí in his bedroom and said that two male gardaí assaulted him using their batons.
His mother Fidelma Gaffney alleged she had been forced into the bathroom of the home she shared with her son and was held there while the alleged assault took place.
The gardaí denied all charges. The jury unanimously acquitted them, RTÉ reports.