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Fears police state if government agencies get more control


PoliceThe Norwegian Association of Lawyers suggests that some government agencies should be able to do their own police investigations. "This is one step closer to a police state," says Hårek Elvenes (Conservative Party).

A selection of the Norwegian Association of Lawyers suggest that government agencies such as Customs, NAV (the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration), and the tax authorities should be permitted to investigate cases on the same level as the police. The selection states that it would help fight organized financial crime, and that many cases that are reported to the police are currently being dropped. 

 

However, Hårek Elvenes, member of the Parliament's Justice Committee, does not agree. He also thinks it is strange that the head of the Justice Committee, Hadia Tajik (Labor Party/AP) supports the proposal.

"There are currently several agencies that detect financial crime, and they also secure evidence. Then they hand this material to the police, who have to the same job all over again. This form of double-duty can be avoided by granting agencies such as tax authorities, NAV and Customs permission to run their own investigations,"Tajik tells NTB.

Elvenes on the other hand thinks that the proposal is the first step towards a police state.

"We are passing a line here towards a society that we not want," he says. Elvenes says that introducing the proposal will be a threat and undermine the constitional state, and that the solution is rather to equip the police with more resources. 

(Aftenposten)


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