In the post, Peter Springare lists what he claims to be the countries of origin and names of those he dealt with while carrying out preliminary investigations of suspected crimes in Örebro, noting that what he posted “is not politically correct” but that he “doesn’t give a shit”.
“Suspected perpetrators: Ali Mohamad, Mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed, Ali, again, again, again, Christoffer… what, is it true? Yes, a Swedish name sneaked its way in on the fringes of a drug related crime, Mohammed, Mahmod Ali, again and again,” Springare wrote.
“Countries which represent all of the week’s crimes: Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown country, unknown country, Sweden,” he added. Springare then promised to make new posts on the subject every week.
A report has since been filed by police management accusing Springare of racial agitation (hets mot folkgrupp) and he is now subject to an internal investigation.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was drawn into the controversy:
Asked if police officers should be allowed to express their opinions in this way, Löfven said freedom of expression is important.
“Police officers like all others are allowed to express their opinions, we have freedom of expression in our country, and we should stand up for that. But providing an accurate image also applies.“
By the look of Springare he’s reached the age where he’s decided, “fuck this, I’m going to tell it like it is”.