Jun 5, 2017
Finland probes 'racist' police comments on Facebook
Finnish police officers may face prosecution for posting racist comments about migrants in a secret Facebook group. The National Police Board has passed the material to Finland's state prosecutor, police told the BBC. The secret group spreads anti-immigrant messages from far-right sources. A Finnish police spokeswoman told the BBC: "Every Finnish national has freedom of speech, but the police are supposed to behave in their spare time in a way that doesn't make the police look bad.". It is not yet clear how many police officers left comments on the secret site. Finnish media report that the Facebook group has more than 2,800 members.
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