From Iceland — Police Commissioner Will Examine "Biggi The Cop" Case

Police Commissioner Will Examine “Biggi The Cop” Case

Published November 24, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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The Commissioner for the Capital Area Police says they will examine a Facebook post made by “Biggi the Cop” about a recent rape acquittal.

RÚV reports that Commissioner Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir has received a formal request from lawyer Sveinn Andri Sveinsson to examine a Facebook post made by Birgir Örn Guðjónsson, better known to the country as Biggi the Cop, about the recent acquittal of five young men who had stood accused of gang raping a 16-year-old girl.

In a written response to reporters, the police confirmed that they received the request regarding an opinion “expressed on a private page of a social media outlet, due to a recent court ruling on a sexual assault case which the police previously investigated”. When asked if the police have a special process for examining posts police make on social media, Sigríður said that while the matter will be examined, “I do not consider it timely to discuss this matter further.”

As reported, Biggi posted his opinion on the not guilty verdict, and directed his thoughts at the acquitted.

“Although the justice system didn’t convict you, society has,” he wrote. “I don’t know you nor the girl, and I don’t know all the details. But I don’t need to, either. What I know is you used the body of a drunk, 16-year-old girl. You took turns having sex with her and recorded it on video. What were you thinking? Whatever the context was, or who said what, you should have known that this is completely wrong. Although the court has acquitted you, you will need to live with what you did. Society has found you guilty.”

Sveinn Andri Sveinsson, one of the lawyers for the defense, is very unhappy with this post, and has called for Biggi to be fired. Biggi’s post, Sveinn argues, should be interpreted as him calling the acquitted rapists. He subsequently vowed to file his complaint with the police.

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