When the verdict in September last year came against Eirik Jensen in the district court in Oslo, Attorney General Per-Willy Amundsen (Frp) said it would be appropriate to thoroughly revise the Oslo police. The case revealed, among other things, that the informant treatment in the Oslo police district was very unregulated.
Amundsen demanded an assessment; It must be external and independent.
"Although the verdict is unenforceable, the situation has come to light in the case, which means that it is currently taking the initiative for a thorough review," said Amundsen after the verdict was filed in Oslo District Court.
The assessment must be independent of the debt and the final outcome of the lawsuit, "said the Minister of Justice.
Requested assessment, now it can be deleted
A year later, the Oslo police review awaits them. Now the Ministry of Justice and Emergency Affairs is much laurier for an external review by the Oslo police.
The ministry informs Aftenposten in an e-mail that the case is "under consideration". Regarding what it means, communications advisor Raheela Chaudry answers the following:
"After a valid judgment, the Ministry of Justice and Emergency Affairs will assess whether an investigation and an investigation of the case will be carried out."
Neither Amundsen's Minister of Justice, Tor Mikkel Wara (Frp), or other political leaders in the ministry, want to comment on the review of the Oslo police. They also do not want to explain why it is now open to drop the review, but refer to the e-mail.
Distribution of the police
Aftenposten knows that several people in Police Norway are of the opinion that the external audit should have already started. There must also be a disagreement within the police when a possible review should take place.
A centrally located policeman, working closely with the agency's information desk, believes that they are "living in the shadow of the Eirik Jensen case".
The same person believes that it is clear that the assessment must be carried out and that the police must be open about what has happened.
First notification from Jensen in 2000
During the trial in the Oslo District Court, it turned out that several people inside and outside the police had been aware of the & # 39; dubious & # 39; contact between Jensen and Cappelen.
The first warning about the questionable relationship already occurred in 2000, when three police officials warned of a dubious relationship between the former police leader and the smuggler.
In May 2011, Kripos was informed by the Police Affairs Office that they had received tips from a 52-year-old male-in-law. The informant said that Cappelen had smuggled tons of cannabis to the country for many years and that Eirik Jensen "took hold of him".
A month later, the case was put to death. It is not known what was done with the information that Kripos received.
Several must be assessed
When the verdict last year, Amundsen found that a police investigation was important to maintain confidence in the police and the rule of law.
Aftenposten has asked for an interview with the police chief of the police district of Oslo, Hans Sverre Sjøvold. He does not want to comment on the actual assessment, but via the communication department of the Oslo police he says that "he is still positive for an external review."
Several politicians have ordered a review of the Oslo police after the Jensen judgment.
"Following the verdict against Jensen, people wondered how the Oslo Police Station dealt with this kind of thing every day," said Peter Christian Frølich (H) in the Committee of Justice of the Deposit.
Judicial marathon starts next week
The appeal against Eirik Jensen and Gjermund Cappelen starts Tuesday in the Court of Justice of Borgarting, five months before the case. There will be several months of intense media pressure, because the case has already made headlines since Jensen was arrested in February 2014.
Jensen is guilty of gross corruption and participation in the import of at least 13.9 tonnes of cannabis. In the court of Oslo, the former police leader was sentenced to 21 years in prison last year. According to the verdict, Jensen helped Cappelen to introduce tons of cannabis.
Cappelen is guilty, but has lodged an appeal against the 15-year prison sentence.