An investigation into the death of a woman in Co Donegal is to be re-designated.
Rebecca Browne (21), who was originally from Co Derry, died when she was hit by a Garda patrol car in May.
The GSOC investigation has been re-designated to examine whether the actions of An Garda Síochána amount to criminal in nature, a solicitor for her family has said.
Ms Browne was killed while she was returning from a night out in Buncrana on May 21st.
Solicitor Conor Moylan said this change is welcome.
"The family of Ms Browne have had concerns surrounding the tragedy from the outset and want the circumstances to be investigated rigorously," he said.
“We will continue to work closely with the family to ensure a full and proper investigation is carried out".
Ms Browne's mother, Rachel Lynn Smith, said they are eager to find out what happened.
"We are pleased to hear that the investigation is being taken seriously by the Garda Ombudsman," she said.
"We are eager to find out what occurred on the night of Rebecca's death.
"We miss our daughter dearly and can only hope that justice will be served," she added.