The Police Service of Northern Ireland have issued a formal apology to the mayor of Derry after officers wrongfully raided his home last month.

Officers wrongfully raided the mayor’s home, confiscating multiple cellphones and a laptop computer after two men were reported as running into the house. The police had been searching for evidence of an anti-drug vigilante group.

The apology made the mayor feel vindicated in the mix-up, and started the healing process for the indignity suffered. The Mayor went on to say that the apology will help rebuild some of the trust between the PSNI and the local community.

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Sinn Fein councillor Kevin Campbell’s home in Creggan was entered by officers carrying out searches in relation to dissident republican activity.

ACC Dave Jones said on Monday they recognised it was “personally traumatic and also embarrassing in his role as First Citizen”.

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