Malmö riots

Police Chief Knew About Racist Comments, Did Nothing

The three police officers who were caught on film using racist terms during riots in the southern Swedish city of Malmö last December have been taken off the streets and moved within the organisation.

Integration Minister Nyamko Sabuni says society will never be able to deal with stone-throwing youths in the area if the police don’t show respect for residents there.

Meanwhile, local police chief Ulf Sempert admits he knew about the tapes before they were played up in a court case, but did nothing about them. Sempert has appeared in the media saying how upset he was at the comments, but has now reported himself to an internal investigation for not acting earlier.

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