When Katarina Söderberg come out from the law firm on the island of Kungsholmen, are her eyes pink. In a week's time, Eric Torells mother had a hard time to eat and sleep – now have the tension released.
it is with the police that something has gone wrong, this was not Eric's fault, " she says.
It was the night of the 2 August 2018 as 20-year-old Eric Torell – who had Down syndrome and intellectual was on a treårings level – took with him a black toy like a submachine gun to play in a park close to home.
the Police received the alarm about an armed man, and put it in the context of a criminal person who had recently pistolhotat a woman in the same area. On the way to the address, got polispatrullen in addition, the information that the man had previously carried out a bomb scare and had access to explosives. The bet ended with three police officers fired a total of 25 shots against the person they believed was a known violent criminals – three of the bullets hit Eric Torell, who died immediately.Eric Torells mother Katarina Söderberg and his big sister Elsa Torell. Photo: Magnus Hallgren
Katarina Söderberg and Eric's sister, Elsa Torell now listened to the chief prosecutor Martin Tidén, which methodically have presented their conclusions after eight months of judicial investigation.
Elsa and I sat as tense feathers and just shook, it took never end, " says Katarina Söderberg. Finally I stood up, and said that now I go, I can't be bothered to more. Then cried Elsa to the prosecutor: no, now you get to say! There will be no indictment?
the Prosecutor confirmed. The prosecution will be brought against three of the police officers who were part of the operation – the officer who led the effort prosecuted for dereliction of duty, it also makes the police, who met Eric Torell in the shoulder. The police, who met 20-year-old in the back is being prosecuted for misconduct, or alternatively, involuntary manslaughter.
One of the circumstances in which the attorney general reported during the meeting is that Eric Torells dad during the night to have met a police patrol on the street, and then left a picture of her missing son – this should have happened a few minutes before the shooting took place.01:49. Eric Torells mother: ”It feels like a relief”.
while he was shot, Eric Torell have turned about, away from the three cops. According to the prosecutor has polisernas imagined nödvärnsrätt then ceased and they should have stopped the shoot.
"It is not possible to describe how relieved I am," says Katarina Söderberg. Just the fact that the court now will examine the question of debt properly does Eric get redress. It is a really heavy backpack that we can take of us, right now we fly.
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