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Police accused of road racing

Published måndag 22 juli 2013 kl 15.17
"This was more about poor judgement."
(1:26 min)
Photo: Hasse Holmberg/Scanpix

Police officers in Haninge, south of the Swedish capital, are facing an investigation over a film published on the tabloid newspaper Expressen's website that shows a police car pull up alongside another car before both cars power away at high speed.

The film is believed to have been made two weeks ago. Shortly after the incident, two other police patrols arrived at the scene and dispersed onlookers who had gathered to watch cars take part in street racing. Street racing is illegal in Sweden.

On Saturday night, on the same stretch of road, two people were seriously hurt in such a race involving three cars.

The police are saying that the incident involving the police car has been misinterpreted, and at this stage are denying any wrong-doing.

"How I see it right now, is that this was more about poor judgement, of trying to make a joke, and that makes this less serious than if they were to have actually taken part in one of these competitions," says Christian Agdur, station officer at Södertörn police station to Swedish Radio News P4.

Agdur goes on to add that it would of course be entirely indefensible for police officers to take part in a street race.

For now, the police officers involved remain on staff, but the incident has been referred to an internal police investigation.

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