“There’s been in internal inquiry and no individual officer is suspected of a crime. But I’d argue that the police as an organization is guilty of being unable to handle the situation without someone dying.”
Marmgren writes that when the police entered the apartment in the Stockholm suburb - following an alert that a man was brandishing a weapon - the 69-year-old was armed with a large knife. However he said the police had “full control over how to approach the situation and what tactics and tools to use”.
He is also critical that the police officers involved were not questioned after the incident.
The shooting was seen by many as the spark which ignited several says of rioting and car burning in Stockholm suburbs in mid-May.