Danish cop sentenced to 40 days in jail for excessive violence

An officer from north Jutland went over the line during an arrest two years ago, a Hjørring court concludes

An officer has been convicted of kicking his prisoners (photo: Glenn Hanse) An officer has been convicted of kicking his prisoners (photo: Glenn Hanse)
January 21st, 2016 5:02 pm| by Ray W
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A north Jutland police officer has been sentenced to 40 days in prison after being found guilty of excessive violence during an arrest in Frederikshavn in March 2014.

The officer was accused of stepping on the back of the head of two people that he had arrested and kicking them both several times after laying them down on the road.

The officer was suspended from his job at North Jutland Police after being charged last summer.

Denies the charges
The officer has consistently denied the charges and appealed against the conviction on the spot.

The prosecution had argued for a prison sentence of around four months, while the defence asked that the charges be dropped.

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The court in Hjørring decided that the officer had kicked the prisoners, but that there was insufficient evidence to prove he had stepped on them.