Swedish cop warned for job rants on Facebook

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Swedish cop warned for job rants on Facebook

A policeman in western Stockholm who mocked his job and shared his opinions with 200 friends on Facebook has received a warning about his behaviour from his employer.


Among his public Facebook revelations, the policeman at Västerort police admitted to drinking seized Bacardi at the station, Metro reported on Monday.

Other admissions included "tearing my hair out over people's damn applications for restraining orders" and "did a legendary cracking of an old woman thief. An interrogation without tears is no interrogation."

In the end, one of the policeman's friends notified police about the man's disclosures. The policeman's fate is currently in the hands of the National Police Disciplinary Board (Rikspolisstyrelsens Personalansvarsnämnd).

The Stockholm police force now intend to serve the man with an official warning over his conduct, according to the newspaper after prosecutor's decided in the summer to hand over the case for disciplinary action.

The policeman in response to news said that he intended to make "drastic changes" to his Facebook reports and "purge his friends list."

Further revelations by Metro include that the officer detailed telling off a named pop star and receiving a poor evaluation after arresting a shoplifting child, which he took as a "compliment," as well as what he thought of his job and his boss.

He also spoke of "grabbing a pâté sandwich and watching the caseload pile up to see who to mess with today" and "thinking of first taking the best preliminary investigation and running it through the paper shredder and sending it to the prosecution office."


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