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Looking at pressures faced by police in Lindh case
Posted 2003-08-17
The English language edition of Helsingin Sanomat, a popular Finnish newspaper, is running an interesting article covering the challenges facing the Swedish Police force in the Anna Lindh case. The concerns brought up in the article as well as the pressures facing the police force will be familiar to readers of Henning Mankell. Comparisons are also made to the long-running task force investigating the assassination of Olof Palme. From the article:
[Police chief Carin Götblad] has assembled the best and the brightest from the police force to work on the Lindh case. She has selected the cream of the crop from her own team, and borrowed investigators from other units to complement the team, which has a wide range of skills.
Tasks are divided, some detectives are sent to interview those who have provided useful tips. Others plough through databases and recheck earlier material.

The police officers sitting in the conference room are under immense pressure, for the murderer must be caught. The clock is ticking, and time is running out. Somewhere in Sweden or someplace else in the world, the person who has the life of a minister on his or her conscience is roaming free.
Read the full article by Terhi Width for Helsingin Sanomat.