Swedish police are in disarray after controversial reforms. Structures that had existed for decades were discontinued in the interest of flexibility and efficiency. The rates of crimes solved have declined.
Sweden’s convicted "laser man," who shot migrants in the 1990s, has gone on trial in Frankfurt denying murdering a cloakroom attendant. Prosecutors suspect John Ausonius was later emulated by far-right murderers.
Public prosecutors in Sweden released the man several hours after he was arrested on suspicion of "attempted public destruction." He was detained early Friday after officials found a suspicious substance in his luggage.
Five years after the brutal Delhi bus gang rape, authorities struggle to implement reforms to deal with sexual crimes. While convictions have risen, victims continue to be subjected to humiliation and intimidation.
Brazilian police have thwarted the country's biggest attempted bank robbery. A gang of 16 people allegedly dug a sophisticated 600-meter tunnel equipped with lights.
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