Controversial cop will not get his job back

Oslo East Police carPolice car. Photo: Norway Today Media

Former policeman Stein Robin Kleven Bergh missed the trial he filed against the Ministry of Justice, and therefore will not have his job back as a policeman.

Kleven Bergh lost his job after coming out with controversial statements, including about the then Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on Facebook.

He will appeal the verdict in Oslo District Court, NRK reported.

– He appeals the verdict because he believes the statements he has made, were not sufficient to be dismissed, says Kleven Bergh’s lawyer Hugo Rolf Hansen.

Kleven Bergh first lost his job at Eidskog sheriff’s office in 2013 after having called Stoltenberga rascal and also expressed his opposition to Labour’s deputy Hadia Tajik.

He also wrote posts and jokes about refugees and immigrants which were perceived as derogatory and racist.

He got the job back, but for new utterances against Tajik he was again dismissed in 2016 by police who thought he no longer had the necessary confidence.

Kleven Bergh believes the dismissal was unlawful and filed a lawsuit against the Justice Ministry. The case was heard in Oslo District Court in November.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today