THE AMERICAN NOTICE
Monday, January 18, 2016
Swedish police banned from describing criminals anymore in case they sound racist. 'We want to avoid pointing out ethnic groups as criminal,' police say. By Emma Henderson
Swedish police will no longer be able to give descriptions of alleged criminals for fear of being seen as racist.
According to an internal letter, police in capital city Stockholm are instructed to refrain from describing suspects' race and nationality, according to news website
reported it had seen the letter, which it said outlined how officers should now notify the public of crimes.
The crimes “involve everything from lighter traffic accidents to serious crimes like muggings, beatings and murder,” the paper reported.
The letter specifies that, for everyday crimes such as burglary, basic information such as ethnicity, nationality, skin colour and height should not be given.
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