Police Violence Not Investigated

Complaints against the police in Sweden rarely result in any action being taken, according to a new investigation by Swedish Radio news.

The chief prosecutor in a controversial case of a youth who died in police custody has a particularly poor record.

Prosecutor, Björn Ericson has only pressed charges once despite dealing with nearly 500 police complaints cases. Ericson was responsible for the controversial case of a 24-year old who died in 2008 following his arrest by police in Gothenburg. 

Eye witnesses claimed that the youth died due to police brutality but the preliminary investigation was dropped and no charges were brought against the suspects.