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Cop fined for filming female colleagues naked

The Local/og · 13 Mar 2012, 17:22

Published: 13 Mar 2012 17:22 GMT+01:00

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The man, a commissioner at the Solna police station just outside Stockholm, had been charged with sexual harassment for the incident, which came to light in December.

The hidden camera was discovered in the changing room on December 27th by a female police officer-

The woman had returned from a run, taken a shower, and upon bending over had noticed a red flashing light and a camera lens, which she immediately reported to authorities, according to legal trade publication Dagens Juridik.

When confronted, the commissioner confessed to having set up the secret camera.

The man has since has stepped down from his position, and on Tuesday a court fined him the equivalent of 50 days’ pay and ordered him to pay the woman 10,000 kronor ($1,472) in damages.

The judgment specifies that the commissioner’s filming “violated his colleague's sexual privacy”.

Several films, computers, a camera, and a mobile phone were also confiscated.

According to the Swedish police, employees at Solna's police station were all informed about the incident, and were offered professional support.

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According to prosecutor Håkan Roswall, it is impossible to prove whether more women were filmed by the hidden camera.

The Local/og (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:45 March 13, 2012 by gpafledthis
I just miss the point- you guys were so pleased from the 50's to 80's to rub our prudish american noses till they were BLUE in your Swedish Eros your tiddling in the twilight sun Now the poor bastard gets fined more than a movie ticket for practicing the Lifestyle Swedish !! To Be or Not To Be (prudish) that is your question !! Finns the Swedes need lifestyle advice !!
18:12 March 13, 2012 by RadioBob
#1: So, let me get this straight: you think that what this police chief did was O.K.? Nice.
18:34 March 13, 2012 by occassional
Shouldn't they instead be working on their aiming and shooting skills, seeing as how they are quite crap at it. Ahem.
18:53 March 13, 2012 by HYBRED
I will have to examine the evidence before I can comment on this story.
19:20 March 13, 2012 by Tanskalainen
People were wondering why he carried his billy-club inside the front of his pants.
20:06 March 13, 2012 by born2die
Swedish so crazy as American in this day.
20:20 March 13, 2012 by Vill
moral of the story.....stick a piece of tape over the red blinking light.
20:31 March 13, 2012 by Missundaztood
@gpafledthis What Swedish 'Euros' would those be?
23:44 March 13, 2012 by Da Goat
Yes indeed pretty amateur for a professional, to leave a red flashing LED !

Maybe it was a test to see how observant the female officers were! would have been worse to find out by youtube !
00:49 March 14, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
Once again The Local fails by not providing pictures (or even better: a video link!!). Swedish lady cops are HOT!
08:59 March 14, 2012 by Central European
Hahaha ah ah..

Well I do not agree that was necessary to point out that colleagues were female .

To be honest I am really suprised that swedish female cop still have their own lockersm showers and toilets :)

Is this equality in its completeness ??
10:33 March 14, 2012 by Luke R D
Dammit HYBRED - you beat me to it!!!! Lem'me know if you need a second opinion ;-)
14:35 March 14, 2012 by darky
21:21 March 14, 2012 by dizzymoe33
It sure is funny how the men comment on here like it is no big deal?! Okay I would like to see how you would feel if it was your loved on your wife, daughter or better yet how about the men's locker room?! With attitudes like this towards women that this behavior will never change. Just like you can have a picture of a woman in sexy underwear and a dog collar on her neck with a chain attached and a man holding the other end of the chain and it is perfectly acceptable nothing wrong, but you switch it around and it is the man in the sexy underwear and dog collar with a chain and the hole World comes to a screeching halt!! Talk about that old double standard!!!
19:13 March 15, 2012 by Cyg
C'mon, dizzymoe and RadioBob. Nobody is saying this is OK. They're merely joking about things that are legitimately humorous, such as the bumbling, inept execution of the crime, the deviation from the norm that the cop is the criminal, and the locker room crime scene, which evokes locker room-style jokes.

If you're looking for misogyny to rail against, look in the comments of the story of the woman who lost her silicone implant mud-wresting. Several have nothing more to offer than, essentially, "yeah, well, she's ugly." That's completely offensive and far different from, "I'd like to see the evidence, snicker, snicker."
05:48 March 16, 2012 by TheWatchman

Actually where I live, everyone would call the first thing you listed sexism, and would have no problems to a man in a chain. Maybe a few radio commentaries would mention it but it would not be a problem and would be more of a topic of discussion more than an outrage.
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