After the allegations against the former county chief of police and principal of the Police Academy, rumours have picked up speed. On Saturday, the police held a press conference in order to stop the gossip and protect those involved.
|Göran Lindberg. Photo: UNECE
“We want to try to stop rumours and false info that is spread in the news," said police investigator Jonas Trolle.
First when he is prosecuted will the police provide more information - but only then.
“Until then, we want to work in peace and quiet. The speculation that has haunted the people involved must be stopped. We must work undisturbed in order to continue this in a professional manner”.
According to Trolle has several false statements flourished in the media. Among them, that more high-ranking, well-situated, and famous men would figure in the investigation.
“The investigation is focused on one person, there are no other suspects at this time.”
No sex network
There are links between the accused former police chief Lindberg and the man who fell from a balcony and was killed last summer, the police confirmed. But, the police do not believe that Lindberg would have been a member of a network of sex offenders.
The man who was killed, a well-situated businessman, was duped to an apartment in southern Stockholm by a boyfriend to a woman who claimed that the man had sexually assaulted her. According to media reports, the man was an leader of a network of sex offenders. The police launched an investigation of suspected murder after the man´s death.
“There is a link which I will not go into. The name of the former police chief appeared in the investigation about the dead man. Then an investigation was launched also on him," says Jonas Trolle.
The arrest of 63-year-old Göran Linberg on charges of rape and conspiracy to rape a child has created shock and anger among former colleagues, but also among politicians. This since Lindberg was Expert Adviser on Gender Equality for the Government, and known for his commitment against sexual harassment - issues that he also lectured on.