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23rd Jun 2021

Swedish police slammed over Gothenburg

An 800 page report by a group led by former Swedish Prime Minister Ingmar Carlsson heavily criticizes the way the country's police force dealt with demonstrations during the EU summit in Gothenburg in 2001. At the same time, a report from the European Parliament has criticised the police force's treatment of immigrants.

"The violent events in Gothenburg have revealed serious deficiencies in the Swedish police organisation. The equipment and training of the force are wanting and unequally distributed among the various units. There is an absence of a common outlook and a common model for co-operation," according to the Carlsson report, quoted by Danish paper Jyllands-Posten.

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The European Parliament committee report criticises the Swedish police force's use of violence against asylum seekers and for dilatory treatment of complaints on cases of violent treatment, according to Dagens Nyheter.

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