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Swedish cop warned for job rants on Facebook

TT/The Local/vt · 20 Dec 2010, 12:59

Published: 20 Dec 2010 12:59 GMT+01:00

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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."

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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."

TT/The Local/vt (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:36 December 20, 2010 by JLondon
Don't use Facebook. Simple.
15:27 December 20, 2010 by Swedesmith
Pretty dumb to publicize your feelings on facebook if you want to keep them private.

Did I mention that I love my job??? Love it, love it, love it. (Are you listening, boss?)
17:12 December 20, 2010 by Tennin
Wow, people shouldn't post stuff on Facebook they don't want other people to know. Somethings should just be left private thoughts.
18:36 December 20, 2010 by Michael Whitfield
It is actually hard to understand why a policeman in Sweden would be disgruntled. Compared to the rest of the world, Sweden is pretty much crime free. That is not a lot of hardcore criminals or crime to deal with in the Kingdom of Sweden. Maybe that's the problem, bored due to lack of crime activity in the community.
04:18 December 21, 2010 by UScitizen
@ Michael Whitfield

It's the same all over. Where I lived before coming to Sweden, I found a box of drugs in a schoolyard one morning. The police dispatcher told me to just "throw it in a dumpster somewhere". After I insisted, that officers come out, when they arrived thye told me they didn't want to come because they would have to spend an hour filling out seven pages of paperwork. Yeah, they just wanted to ride around, go to the Waffel House for a free cup of coffee, and wait for a crime to happen.
05:19 December 22, 2010 by volvoman9
OH God NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not an official warning. That should make the nasty man stand up straight and fly right. And to think he scolded a POP star. He's really a bad egg. Perhaps he should be asked to apologize....then again they hired him so they must be at fault for driving him to this level of awful behavior. Right? Isn't Facebook great?
23:39 December 23, 2010 by kerry1
Stupid Man, did he ever hear of the expression "a closed mouth

catches no flies"
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