Lawyer Anton Strand, which is defending the police officer is now indicted for involuntary manslaughter, alternatively misconduct, is surprised by the indictment.
– All agreed and the investigation shows that the police officers had the right to open fire. At that stage, to sort out in the second, the right does not exist anymore is extremely difficult, " he says.
of the police officers had the opportunity to see if Eric Torell had Down syndrome before they started shooting. According to the investigation ceased, however, their ”imaginary” self-defence in the same moment that Eric Torell turns and the weapon is no longer directed towards the cops.
– They should have stopped shooting then, says the chief prosecutor Martin Tidén.
– It is exactly what the district court will have to take a position in connection with the trial. I'm not going to argue it here and now, " says chefsåklagre Martin Tidén.
Thomas Martinsson, a lawyer defending one of those accused of misconduct, the accused is also surprised by the indictment:
The investigation, which is in this case may not be grounds for a conviction. There are no prerequisites to say that it has committed a misconduct, it is about extremely small schedules that the offence would have been committed.
the order in which the 25 shots shooting, which also has a bearing on who has done what and when.
" the Investigation is certainly solid, it has turned on every stone. But I for one feel that the prosecution chooses to bring charges to the court in a transparent way to decide the matter. This in order not to risk the criticism that the investigation is concealed, " says Thomas Martinsson.
It denies the chief prosecutor Martin Tidén.
" I don't even want to comment on that allegation. I believe that I have enough on the feet to prosecute these three persons – and I have sufficient reason to bring charges., he says.
Thomas Olsson is defending the police officer who is now indicted for misconduct:
" My client has not done anything that is not compliance with his instructions, which is also confirmed by several police officers who had been consulted in the investigation.
– questioning the questioning the whole police authority way to work, " he says.
Thomas Olsson is difficult to see how the prosecutor must be able to lead the operation commander alleged misconduct in the evidence – and the prosecutor does not want to go into details before the trial has begun.
" We had expectations and good reasons to believe that it would not be brought to prosecution. Now it is up to the court to assess the matter. We look forward with confidence to it, " says Thomas Olsson.
to polisinsatschefen ought to have led the operation in a way that ”minimized” the risks for that it would begin to be pushed at all. Also the fact that the police met Eric Torells dad in the neighborhood before the shooting are included in the misconduct.
– They should also be taken out if the person of the father was looking for could be the same person seen with a weapon, mean Tidén.
Although Ulf Johansson, regionpolischef in the region of Stockholm, commenting on the prosecution, in a written statement.
”What has happened is very tragic for all involved. My thoughts go out to the families and what they are going through. I am also thinking of the colleagues in their work now is suspected of a crime. It is of course a great tragedy for them. That the prosecutor has decided to prosecute means that this event to be examined in depth, which I think is important for all parties,” writes Johansson.
During the investigation, which is described as a complex, 127 hearings held.
It is currently not known when the trial begins.