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Top police chief charged for beating teen daughter

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16:47 CEST+02:00
One of Sweden's top chiefs of police has been charged with beating his 14-year-old daughter, after he caught her and her friends drinking during a party, according to a report in daily Aftonbladet.

“He pushed me onto the floor so that I was lying on my side hunched over, and then he let go of my throat and kicked me,” said the girl in the police interrogations, according to the paper.

The man, who denies having beaten his daughter up, caught the girl and her friends drinking alcohol and smoking on the balcony during a party in the family flat.

According to the charge sheet, the man objected to the activities and accused the teenagers of having stolen his liquor.

When the girl left her friends and followed her father into the kitchen, he pushed her over the table and allegedly hit her, took a strangle-hold of her neck and kicked her.

The girl, who reported her father to the police, is supported in her claims by the friends who witnessed the events through the window, reports Aftonbladet.

After this, the man allegedly ripped off his shirt and asked the other teenagers if they fancied a fight.

According to the paper, a neighbor who witnessed what was going on shouted from her balcony that he should leave his daughter alone.

The case has been handled by the National Police-related Crimes Unit (Riksenheten för polismål). The forensic investigation showed that the girl had clear marks of abuse on her chest, legs and arms.

The police chief has admitted in interrogation that he beat the girl, but said that he has had problems with his daughter for a long time and that he was angered when he found the teenagers drinking in his flat.

“My apartment is not a haven for drunkards,” he said in interrogation according to Aftonbladet.

However, the man claims that although he held his daughter down, he never struck or kicked her.

According to the paper, despite several people testifying that the man has a hot temper, he denies this to be the case.

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