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Might Need To Investigate Interior Minister

Published July 26, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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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.

Further Reading

Leaked Memo Solely “To Impugn Reputation” Of Asylum Seeker

Leaked Memo Created Within Ministry, Sources Contend

Interior Minister Digs Deeper

Minister Allegedly Scolded MPs, Pressured Journalists Over Leak Coverage

Interior Minister’s Cousin Lands Leading Police Position

State Prosecutor Demands Answers From Interior Minister

Police Confirm Minister’s Brother Will Not Be Part Of Investigation Team

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