Police off the hook for wrong number bug
Stuart Roberts · 12 Dec 2009, 10:55
Published: 12 Dec 2009 10:55 GMT+01:00
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The officer had signed the wiretap clearance without checking that the details were correct.
"Due to an error in a police memo the wrong telephone number was bugged for several hours on November 7th 2008," the Police Authority in Skåne explains in a written decision.
The prosecutor determined that no crime had been committed, and Skåne police decided that they are satisfied for the police officer’s superiors to have a conversation with the officer explaining the importance of quality controlling the details in a request concerning coercive powers.
"There are no grounds for taking disciplinary action," according to the decision.