Justice Minister Concerned about Criminal Dismissals

According to NTB’s report, in the letter the Justice and Public Security Minister asks how the problem can be solved and the number of dismissals can be reduced. Anundsen says that he can not instruct Norway’s top prosecutors, but nevertheless can share views and ask how they together can solve the challenges.

He believes this affects people’s confidence in the police and justice, reacting particularly against the cases where the person who committed the crime is brought to the police station and confess during interrogation, but the police still dismiss the case due to lack of processing capacity.

Police Directorate Deputy Knit Smedsrud say that such dismissals are very unfortunate.

– The Police Directorate is working with a number of measures to increase the capacity and quality of the police investigation, said he to VG. 

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