Policeman Convicted Of Brutality May Still Have Job - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Policeman Convicted Of Brutality May Still Have Job

Published January 14, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Police Chief, Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, has told RÚV that the future of the policeman convicted of brutality last year remains uncertain, meaning it is still not clear whether he will lose his job as a result of his conviction.

“I just don’t want to comment on the issue as it stands,” said Sigríður Björk.

As reported, Iceland’s High Court increased the Reykjavík District Court’s sentence for the police officer last month, adding a 30 day prison sentence, served on probation for two years, damages to the tune of 430.000 ISK and a fine of 300.000 ISK.

The arrest became infamous  in 2013 after the police officer was recorded on video pushing an intoxicated woman with the door to his van, grabbing her by the arm, swinging her into a sidewalk bench, dragging her a short distance and then kneeling on her back and neck as he handcuffed her.

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