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New Probe into Death of Detainee

Published onsdag 7 oktober 2009 kl 16.26
Arresting a suspect

The case of a man’s death in police custody in Gothenburg in April of last year will be subject of a new criminal investigation. This was announced by the same local prosecutor who had decided not to bring charges against the police officers who had fatally injured the 24-year-old man while arresting him.

The new investigation will be led by a prosecutor with a department in Malmö that specializes in police-related cases.

Swedish Radio reporters had recently found out that the Gothenburg prosecutor had closed the first investigation even though a coroner’s report pointed out that the man’s death was caused by the police officers who had detained him.

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