Göran Lindberg is hoping to clear his name for some of the convictions. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer /Scanpix.
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Police chief sentence cut

Former local police chief Göran Lindberg has had his sentence reduced by the court of appeal. Lindberg was originally sentenced to 8 years imprisonment by a lower court for several rapes, pimping and buying sex, but the appeals court has now cut that sentence by a quarter to six years. 

Nevertheless, his lawyer hinted that they may take the case to the Supreme Court.

Lindberg had admitted some of the crimes, but had hoped to be cleared from some of the accusations against him, including aggravated rape. He was cleared of an accusation of sex with an underage child. Lindberg had made a name for himself in the police force for pushing for gender equality and equal rights.

Meanwhile, in another high profile court case, an appeals court has decided to extend the prison sentence given to a 24 year old who had appealed against a 22-month prison sentence for the manslaughter of a pensioner in a car park in the southern town of Landskrona this Spring.

The court of appeal has extended that sentence to two years imprisonment. The man lashed out following a parking dispute, hitting the woman, who then fell over and died after suffering skull injuries as she hit the ground. He claims it was an accident, but both the district court, and the court of appeal disagree. The court of appeal has also raised the level of damages to be paid to the dead woman's relatives to just over US$ 7000.

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