Published Monday, 01 March 2010
Al Hutchinson has appealed for information after the rounds were discharged during disturbances in the Tullygally Road area.
Police said bricks, bottles and iron bars were thrown at officers, seriously damaging three police vehicles.
The area's chief inspector said officers could have been killed.
The trouble started after police moved in to deal with a suspicious device on the Tullygally Road on Saturday afternoon.
The device was used to lure police officers into the area before officers manning the security cordon were attacked, Chief Inspector Jason Murphy said.
The baton rounds were discharged within minutes of each other at around midnight on Saturday.
The Police Ombudsman's wants anyone who saw the discharges, or has information about the circumstances in which they happened, to contact their freephone information line on 0800 032 7880.