Lawyer Kerstin Koorti.Photo:Dan Hansson/Scanpix
dead man's widow reports case to Chancellor of Justice

Widow reports police for Husby shooting

The fatal shooting by police of a man in the Stockholm suburb of Husby in May has been reported to the Chancellor of Justice (JK) by the man's widow.

The woman's lawyer, Kerstin Koorti, tells newspaper Dagens Nyheter, that she has never encountered a case before where the police have made such a "gigantic misjudgement of a situation".

Earlier this month, prosecutor Eva Finné reported that no charges would be brought against the police officer who fired the fatal shot.

The 69-year-old man was shot by one of the police officers called to a disturbance at the victim's flat where he was seen from the balcony brandishing a large knife.

Lawyer Kerstin Koort tells DN that the shooting was a huge miscalculation.

"I have been a lawyer for 30 years and I have never seen the police make such a huge miscalculation of the threat situation. That the police officers who were there were not even questioned immediately afterwards is a scandal," says Kerstin Koorti who now wants a judicial review.

The deadly shooting is believed to have triggered a wave of unrest in the suburbs that drew international attention.


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