The law enforcement officers are sentenced – a man was suffocated in the subway in Stockholm

Two security guards in Stockholm’s subway strangled a 47-year-old man and sat over him.
There, on the platform, he choked to death after the forbidden grip.
Now the guards are sentenced for causing another’s death.

The Stockholm district court sentenced the two law enforcement officers to a suspended sentence and daily fines of SEK 46,800 and SEK 9,000, respectively, at 11 a.m. today. Both must also pay damages of SEK 30,000 to the victim’s relatives.

The security guards, a 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, were alerted at 01.30 on July 31 last year that a drunken 47-year-old man was aggressive and assaulting people at the Rådmansgatan subway station.

The patrol quickly arrived at the scene and confronted the 47-year-old. They then handed out baton blows, according to themselves without succeeding in gaining control of the man.

Then subsequently chose to wrestle him down. The 47-year-old ended up on his stomach. The male security guard grabbed the man’s neck and the other guard pushed him down with his body weight.

A moment after the 47-year-old’s skin changed color, the guard released the stranglehold, whereupon the man’s head fell lifelessly to the platform floor. The patrol then handcuffs the man, who is also bleeding from the face.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, is not started until another law enforcement officer arrives at the scene, but to no avail. The 47-year-old’s life could not be saved, and according to the autopsy report, the cause of death was suffocation.

During the trial of the male and female law enforcement officer, who were both new to the profession, two officials at the law enforcement training program testified that the grip the patrol used on the 47-year-old is not something that is taught “but rather is something that you warn about.”

• The text is updated