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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:48 PM

Breivik Report Forces Norway Police Chief to Quit [View all]

Source: Reuters

Breivik report forces Norway police chief to quit

Aug 16, 2012 5:18pm EDT

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's police chief resigned on Thursday, days after an independent commission found that police could have prevented all or part of a bombing and shooting spree by far-right militant Anders Behring Breivik that killed 77 people.

The bombing of central Oslo and shooting spree at the ruling Labour party's youth camp shook the tiny nation of 5 million people, raising questions about the prevalence of far-right views in Norway and the efficiency of the security services.

Police Chief Oeystein Maeland, who became the head of the police directorate weeks before Breivik's attack on July 22, 2011, has been criticized for his failure to face up to police shortcomings in the aftermath of Norway's worst peacetime violence.

Maeland, a long-time Labour Party politician and the best man at Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's wedding, quit after losing the confidence of Justice Minister Grete Faremo and other politicians, he told news agency NTB.

Read more: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE87F1AG20120816

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