New Police Commissioner of Reykjavík, Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, could possibly be in charge of investigating the Interior Minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir’s role in the now-infamous leaked memo case despite the fact that she personally appointed the new Police Commissioner, reports RÚV.
As reported, Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir was appointed Police Commissioner of Reykjavík yesterday. She is the first woman ever to hold the position. Meanwhile, the standing Police Commissioner, Stefán Eiríksson, who has been investigating the leaked memo case, announced he would be taking up the job as Director of Welfare for Reykjavík City.
Although the leaked memo case has reached the State Prosecutor’s desk, RÚV reports that should they feel the investigation is lacking in any way they will ask the police to investigate further.
This would mean Sigríður Björk would be put in charge of investigating the person who appointed her to Police Commissioner personally, without advertising the job first.
Additionally RÚV has reported that sources have come forth to say that the Interior Ministry’s lawyers did not feel that Hanna Birna should have been in charge of appointing the Police Commissioners.
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