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Rosengård Riots

Reopened Investigation over Racist Remarks

Published torsdag 5 mars 2009 kl 18.24

The investigations against three police officers who made racist remarks during the December riots in Rosengård will be reopened.

The three officers on duty during the riots in Malmö, in the south of Sweden, had been calling the rioting teens names like “black bastards” and “little monkeys”. The remarks were caught on tape and became public when it was used as evidence in a trial in the beginning of February.

However, as the officers were seated inside a police van at the time, investigations were closed with the motivation that the remarks had not been made in public. Now this decision has been reviewed by chief prosecutor Peter Hertting in Malmö and investigations into whether the officers can be accused of inciting racial hatred are under way.

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