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Retired police officers to solve the firings

Since the beginning of 2017, nearly 40 people have been shot dead in the conflicts between the different criminal groups in the Stockholm region. At the same time has polisregionen the past few years lost 250 employees, despite new recruitments.

Now start a pilot experiment, in which nine police officers who have retired in recent years, returning to the investigation on a part-time basis.

"We need to look at all the possibilities in order to recruit or rehire people with the right skills and the like," says Jan Evensson, which is kommenderingschef for the special event, the Max, which focuses on the skjutvapenvåldet.

– And we have the salary to it here, because unfortunately we do not have enough many new. So, during a transitional period, this is a smart solution.

nine retired police officers are going to begin with last year. But already now there are ongoing discussions to rehire the additional retirees.

– this is seasoned, scarred criminal investigators as we get back. This will be some sort of pilot, we get to evaluate. But is it possible to switch it up, then we'll do it, " says Evensson.

the Number of firings in the major metropolitan areas has been a hot debated topic over the past few years. In the region of Stockholm are being investigated right now more than 120 cases in which firearms have been used for the murder.

for example double murder at Bridge on 21 February, where several people are currently in custody, and a dödskjutning in Jakobsberg, 30 January.

until 14 march, a total of six people shot dead in the region. This is an increase compared with the corresponding period for the last few years and make that 2019 is likely to be a significantly worse year than last year.

" We'll see. In 2017, we had 21 deaths in firings between the criminal groupings, but last year only eleven, said Evensson.

– But the start of the year could indicate that, unfortunately, we get an increase again this year.

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