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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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    During October to December 2019 Malmö police conducted several searches of an individual. At eight of these occasions a body search was conducted and a house search was made to his car pursuant to section 19, paragraph 1 and section 20 of the Police Act, to search for weapons and other dangerous objects for crime prevention purposes. The interventions took place within a geographically limited area. The Parliamentary Ombudsman has investigated whether there were grounds for the measures.

    The Parliamentary Ombudsman states that the purpose, of the current regulations in the Police Act, is to support situations when there is an immediate risk that weapons or other dangerous objects will be used for criminal purposes.

    That a certain area or place has become a location where there is a repeated use of force due to e.g. transactions between groups that commit serious crimes in an organized form or systematically, can, according to the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s understanding, hold importance when assessing if the situation is such that there is a magnified risk that weapons or other dangerous objects may be used for criminal purposes. The circumstances that the assessment is based upon must be concrete and may not be on a general note. The situation should also be separated in a precise way, when it comes to time and place. The Parliamentary Ombudsman holds that the legislation does not admit that a specific area or place can be pointed out as a location where the police is able, on a regular basis, to intervene using coercive measures.

    The Parliamentary Ombudsman notes that the risk for criminal action and the usage of weapons between criminal groups was imminent in the areas where the police made interventions. Moreover, the individual that was controlled, at several occasions, could be connected to the involved groups. During the interventions, he was traveling in, or was next to, his bulletproof car and on one of the occasions he also wore a safety vest. The Parliamentary Ombudsman makes the assessment that the situation, at all interventions, was such that there was a great risk that weapons or other dangerous objects would be used. The Parliamentary Ombudsman therefore states that there is no reason to direct criticism towards the Police Authority.

  • 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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