|Malmö police racism case reopened|
|Friday, 06 March 2009 20:33|
Prosecutors in Malmö have decided to reopen an investigation into racist remarks made by police officers during disturbances in the city’s Rosengård neighbourhood in December.
We were shocked but not amazed that the allegations had been so quickly dismissed so this investigation is welcomed.
Malmö police came under fierce criticism following comments in a police video which revealed officers making a number of racist and threatening remarks.
“You little ape son of a bitch. Should I make him sterile when I catch him?" said one police officer on the tape.
"Yeah, he’s going to get beat so well that he won’t be able to stand on his own legs," answered a colleague.
Now Peter Hertting, chief prosecutor at the Malmö development centre run the Swedish Prosecution Authority (Åklagarmyndigheten), has opted to review the decision to drop the initial investigation, reports Sveriges Radio (SR).
Hertting plans to investigate whether or not the three officers could be charged with agitation against an ethnic group.
Source: The Local