- Norway’s Special Unit for Police Affairs said it launched an investigation into Norwegian police.
- Southern Norway’s Emergency Police (UP) posted a picture of a driver they stopped, NRK reported.
- The UP manager told NRK that they removed the photo shortly after posting it on Snapchat.
Norway’s Special Unit for Police Affairs said it launched an investigation into Norwegian police after they posted a Snapchat story of a man being examined in an emergency room.
A press release published Monday and translated from Norwegian said the investigation was to see whether police officers breached privacy with Thursday’s Snapchat post.
The announcement did not specify which police team posted the image, but the Norwegian publication NRK reported that it was southern Norway’s Emergency Police (UP). The UP did not respond to a request for comment.
A purported screenshot of the Snapchat story publicized by the Norwegian outlet Nettavisen depicts the lower half of a man’s body, with another person appearing to tie something around the person’s arm.
The story also featured a caption, translated from Norwegian, which said the man didn’t show a valid driver’s license and admitted to using hashish, according to the purported screenshot.
The man had just had his blood taken after he was brought in under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, according to Nettavisen.
Knut Smedsrud, the manager of UP, told NRK that they removed the photo shortly after receiving reactions to it, and said he didn’t consider the action a criminal offense but that the police would learn from the incident and not let it happen again.
Smedsrud and the account that posted the Snapchat story did not respond to requests for comment.