The Agder Court of Appeal has acquitted a now-retired police officer of violence and gross breach of duty.
The Agder Court of Appeal has unanimously acquitted a now-retired police officer, according to Fædrelandsvennen. The 58-year-old man was accused of attacking a drug-addicted person during interrogation. The man always denied that he did anything criminal.
“The Court of Appeal has come to the conclusion that the person remained within the framework for the use of force specified by the Police Act and the police instructions,” the verdict states.
In the district court, the policeman was found guilty of violence and gross violation of the duty of service, but now the Court of Appeal has acquitted him on all counts.
“He is very relieved and satisfied with the verdict,” the man’s defender Carl Henning Leknesund told Fædrelandsvennen.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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