Swedish cops have been stealing the headlines (pun intended) over the past couple of weeks. The recent exploits of the Swedish police along with other stalwarts of Swedish society are cataloged below. Thanks to Sweden’s English-language newspaper, The Local, for providing the news. Thanks to you for reading it. Be the first to comment.
Forgetful cop fined over public toilet gun gaffe — A police inspector in south east Sweden has been docked five days’ wages for leaving her gun at a public toilet.
Man in mental hospital filmed by cops for birthday gag – Two police officers from Malmö filmed a man high on drugs at a psychiatric clinic with a mobile phone while he delivered a birthday greeting to a colleague of theirs. And remember Swedish cops solve six percent of Sweden’s crimes
Probe to follow naked Swedish police party — The presence of a male stripper and pictures of naked police officers brandishing their service weapons have prompted an investigation of a party thrown for members of the Gothenburg police force.
“Nigger” and other racist stereotypes used in police training — “Negro Niggersson” and “Oskar Negro”. Two names used by Skåne police in their internal training. A participating officer reported the incident to senior officers but no inquiry was launched.
Swedes approved secret Nazi loan: report — New documents have emerged indicating that Swedish finance minister, Ernst Wigforss, approved secret Swedish bank credits to Nazi Germany in 1941.
Swedish supermarket stop selling ‘sexy’ child bra — Swedish supermarket chain Ica has announced that it is to stop selling bras for 7-year-olds in its Ica Maxi stores in response to customer protests.
Swedish town debates ban on ‘racist’ clothing — A youth recreation centre in Bromölla in southern Sweden has decided to ban anyone wearing clothing that could be considered racist from entering the facility. “You can’t have any sort of symbol, no boots, suspenders, or bomber jackets,” said recreation activity leaders Jenny Ahlgren-Bleckert to Sveriges Radio (SR).
Woman’s stomach removed after flawed diagnosis — A hospital in Sweden has been criticized for a faulty cancer diagnosis which resulted in a 54-year-old woman having her stomach removed for no reason.
Swedish woman receives own death certificate in the post — A woman suffering from cancer has received some shocking news from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency – a letter informing her that she had been declared dead
Swedish schoolboy threatened by Irish gravel thieves – One Irish road paver has been arrested while another is wanted by police in southern Sweden after the pair ordered a schoolboy to fill their truck with stolen gravel.
Norwegian group joins case against Sweden’s wiretapping law — A lawyers’ organization from Norway has submitted a petition supporting a case pending in the European Court of Human Rights which challenges Sweden’s controversial wiretapping law. The group contends that the measure, which gives Sweden’s National Defence Radio Establishment (Försvarets radioanstalt – FRA) expanded powers to monitor cross-border communications traffic, violates Article 8 and Article 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 of the convention guarantees citizens’ right to privacy, while Article 13 deals with citizens’ ability to hold national authorities to account for possible human rights violations.
Swedish intelligence official quits over wiretapping law — A high-ranking Moderate Party politician and former defence minister has resigned from his post as head of Sweden’s intelligence oversight agency in protest against the country’s controversial wiretapping law.