The District Prosecutor has dropped the case against the former Chief of Police in Suðurnes and two employees of the office, the prosecuting officer on the one hand and the archivist on the other.
This is confirmed by District Prosecutor Ólafur Þór Hauksson in a conversation with Vísi. The parties to the case have received confirmation to that effect
The cases are the result of serious disputes that have taken place in the office’s office in recent months, where accusations of harassment, sick leave, illegal dismissals, hall revolutions and job transfers are intertwined. The lawyer for the two employees welcomes the result.
According to sources in the newsroom, the employees were accused of data leaks by having handed over the results of a professional council to their harassment complaints to a third party. The two employees accused, among others, Alda Hrönn Jóhannsdóttir, the office’s chief prosecutor, and the human resources manager at the office of bullying.
“It is completely intolerable that two innocent women, who have not been charged with anything other than do their job, be accused of illegal activity, when it is clear to everyone that this is part of a much larger and more complex bullying case, “says Sara Ýrr Jónsdóttir, the women’s lawyer.
“It had to be for that, but it is a gratifying conclusion that the case is dropped and I, as a defense counsel, welcome on behalf of the two women that the public authorities have finally realized the real state of affairs. “
Fréttablaðið covered the case in detail this summer. It was stated that the complaints about bullying had been received by Ólafur Helga in the beginning of June, the professional council dealt with them 09. June and alleged bullies summoned to a meeting a few days later.
Ólafur was accused of breaching confidentiality by sending a letter to the Ministry of Justice in which he questioned that two employees of the office, including Aldi Hrönn, had gone on sick leave at the same time. He said the employees had gone on leave without talking to him. He had in fact received that information in an automatic reply to an e-mail.
The two employees and Ólafur Helgi were charged by the district prosecutor on October 1, according to sources in the news agency. Grímur Hergeirsson was the acting chief of police in Suðurnes after Ólafur Helgi resigned. Ólafur Helgi now works as a specialist in the Ministry of Justice.
The two employees and Ólafur Helgi were sent on paid leave from their jobs in November. They can be expected to return to work now that the case has been dropped.
There was a lot of controversy in the office of the Chief of Police in Suðurnes this summer and great difficulties in co-operation, as has been stated. Ólafur Helgi was fired in August and Úlfar Lúðvíksson took over in November. A new human resources manager was announced at the end of October.