Three police officers to be charged over fatal shooting of disabled man

One of the officers will be charged for involuntary manslaughter while the other two face charges for breach of official duty, the prosecutor confirmed on Friday morning.

“One officer will be prosecuted for causing another person’s death, alternatively breach of official duty, and two will be prosecuted for breach of official duty,” prosecutor Martin Tidén told a press conference. Swedish criminal law makes a distinction between causing another person’s death (vållande till annans död) and the more serious charge of manslaughter (dråp).

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