Rosengård riots

Police Not To Face Trial

A policeman in the southern Swedish city of Malmö will not be prosecuted after using racist terms while on duty during riots in the suburb of Rosengård last year. While in a police bus, he called the immigrant rioters something along the lines of "black bastards", the comment was filmed and made public during the trial of one of the rioters.

But public prosecutors say that he was quoting what someone else had said, and that it doesn't count as a hate crime because the comments would only have been heard by the people in the bus, and therefore weren't public and don't come under Swedish hate crime legislation.

Head of Malmö Police, Ulf Sempert, has publicly apologized for the policeman's comments, who was also moved out of active duty.