Swedish police officer drunk on duty

A Swedish police officer faces a warning after admitting to being intoxicated while in uniform on official business.

The police officer, employed by Stockholm City police district, was on an official trip on the Baltic island of Gotland when the incident occurred.

He has admitted to being intoxicated while in uniform.

The matter has now been referred to the National Swedish Police Disciplinary Board (Rikspolisstyrelsens Personalansvarsnämnd) with the recommendation that the officer be served with an official warning as to his conduct.

Stockholm police authority decided that although “the offence was not slight, action over and above a warning was not required.”

The prosecutor at the Swedish National Police-related Crimes Unit (Riksenheten för polismål) decided in September 2008 not to open a criminal investigation against the officer in question and the issue was handed over to the police disciplinary body.