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Police officers and lawyers fear the political pressure

Lawyers and police officers fear that the department of Justice with political motives have looked with in the police's most sensitive it systems. Including the so-called POLSAS, which contains a variety of sensitive information about investigations and citizens ' contact with law enforcement.

- I am very surprised to know that in the ministry of Justice has had the need to look in the POLSAS. There is a chain of command in the police, who need to feed the ministry with the information they may need.

said Claus Oxfeldt, the chairman of the Danish Politiforbund.

Lawyer Peter Secher estimates that the system can be used for the political control of the police.

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A second lawyer, Michael Juul Eriksen, has been defending in several cases, there has been political attention.

- The political pressure I have been able to notice, among others, in terror case, Shuaib Khan case, and the LTF-forbudssagen, he says.

- Here you have one from the political side on the cutting edge decided which goals you want, he adds.

In this context, he adds, that the ombudsman in connection with the case on LTF-forbudssagen has stated that the way the Justice department has acted in, have been able to create a suspicion that pursues political goals.

Lawyer Michael Juul Eriksen was defending in the case of LTF-boss, Shuaib Khan, udvisningssag. Photo: Jens Dresling
The political the pressure gave also reflected in the case, where you want the LTF-boss, Shuaib Khan, shown in the context of threats directed against a cop during a visitation on inside Nørrebro.

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Embarrassing POLSAS

the case management system, POLSAS, is one of the police's core it systems.

It is from 1997 and contains all the information about police investigations.

Here, public offences, down to the smallest traffic violation to be recorded and also any contact a person has had with law enforcement.

for Example, if you have been antruffet and recorded in embarrassing situations without having done anything illegal.

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the Incident happened in the summer of 2017, when cops confronted Shuaib Khan, who stood together with other LTF members at Blågårds Plads. In the context of bandefolkene pulled into the tower, where they were subjected to a thorough visitation.

In the connection bandelederen with a variety of threats to a cop. Among other things he said 'watch yourself' and 'you, you have a smart attitude'.

But there was yet ten days from the the incident took place, to the police management responded. And it takes Michael Juul Eriksen thought-provoking.

- the Police respond first to threats immediately after the then minister for Justice, Søren Pape, had stated that he wanted Shuabi Khan thrown out of the country, said Michael Juul Eriksen.

- very basic, I do not believe that one should use the criminal proceedings for political profiling, he adds.

Jens Møller, the former drabschef by the Copenhagen Police. Photo: Stine Tisvilde
Shuaib Khan was convicted and sentenced to deportation by the Copenhagen city Court, and in november 2018 upheld the Supreme court of the expulsion, which is valid for six years.

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the ministry of Justice slammed shut

the Extra Leaf has for over a year trying to get the Justice department to answer questions about access to the police's sensitive it systems, where all the information about investigations and citizens ' contact with law enforcement is recorded. We have been refused both the interview, as a written answer of the questions:

Exactly in which period of time had the ministry computers with access to police IT systems, including POLSAS and POLDOK?
Can the ministry give an accurate account of what the police's IT systems, there has been access to?
In which departments have those computers been placed and who had access to them?
the ministry of Justice Will inform, on the one computer alone has been used such that the of lent 'formiddagsfuldmægtige' has been used exclusively to cases in which they were to meet in as a prosecutor?
Who decided that the ministry should have access to the POLDOK and POLSAS – and why was the decision taken?
Who decided that the ministry no longer had access to the POLDOK and POLSAS – and why was the decision taken?
Had the ministry access to the POLDOK and POLSAS, while the current prime minister was minister of justice?
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the Unity spokesman, Rosa Lund, are generally concerned about the political interference in police work. And she finds it problematic that the ministry of Justice refuses to say how long the ministry has had access to sensitive it systems, who decided to create the access POLSAS and later though the indigo again.

- It sounds very weird. The kind of questions ought to the ministry as the answer, says Rosa Lund.

Former drabschef by the Copenhagen Police, Jens Møller, has itself been at the forefront of high-profile investigations:

- It is questionable if the ministry has used the system to go to the police in the flower beds. It can create insecurity among the politiledere that controls a given investigation to know that the ministry looking over her shoulder. At the same time, there will be a risk of political steering, if you are in the ministry to interfere in the police investigation, " says Jens Møller.

- Conversely, it can also ease the pressure from the police, if the ministry uses the system to solve the questions in connection with high-profile cases and thereby reduces the queries on the subject. It's just not my impression that that is how it can be used. I think quite often that the ministry asked questions of a general nature, he adds.

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How we have done

has attempted to shed light on the ministry of Justice the darkened access to police sensitive it system POLSAS since February 2019, when we first asked for an interview with the then permanent secretary, Barbara Bertelsen.

the request for an interview was that a number of police officers anonymously had expressed concern that the ministry's exceptional access to the police's central it system could be abused.

was rejected – but the ministry confirmed, however, that man had had access to the system. But enlightened at the same time, that you have not had it longer.

asked Extra Magazine a series of specific questions in writing, which the ministry declined to answer.

access to documents relating to the case.

Ekstra Bladet has tried, in vain, to get the Parliamentary Ombudsman to deal with the matter.

in the summer of 2019, we asked about the interview with the new justice minister, Nick Hækkerup (S). It was rejected.

Subsequent, have the Extra Blade again asked for a written response on the on the specific issues. It has also been rejected.

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