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  • Date of Decision:6/30/2020 Decision Case Number:8911-2019

    Body searches and house searches in vehicles, pursuant to the Police Act, to search for weapons and other dangerous objects for crime prevention purposes (II)

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  • Date of Decision:6/30/2020 Decision Case Number:6855-2018

    Body searches and house searches in vehicles, pursuant to the Police Act, to search for weapons and other dangerous objects for crime prevention purposes (I)

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    Summary

    The police stopped a driver of a car due to the way the individual was driving the car. On the grounds of how the individual acted as he was stopped by the police, and due to the escalated violence in Malmö at that time, the police official decided to, pursuant to section 19, paragraph 1 and section 20 of the Police Act, conduct a body search and a house search of the vehicle to search for weapons and other dangerous objects for crime prevention purposes.

    In the decision, the Parliamentary Ombudsman gives an account of the grounds of the Police Act, and notes that the regulations exist to support situations when the risk of the usage of weapons and other dangerous objects are grave. According to the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s understanding there was no such risk in the current case and therefore there was no legal support to take the decision. The Parliamentary Ombudsman directs criticism towards the Police Authority for the fact that the measures were nevertheless implemented.

    According to the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s understanding the regulations in the Police Act holds deficiencies and are hard to interpret. It is important that these regulations are consistent, clear and easy to apply so that the constitutional constraint on body searches and house searches are enforced in practice. According to the Parliamentary Ombudsman the deficiencies in the legislation is of such character that the legislation should be looked upon by the legislator. Therefore, the Parliamentary Ombudsman will propose, to the government, to initiate a review of the legislation.

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