Eastern Norway’s Asker og Bærum district police phone conversation records from the 22nd July last year have been have been deleted, reports say.
The occurrence means that the government-appointed 22nd July Commission, that will be releasing its final report on 13th August, cannot therefore go through the contents of the calls.
“Yes, it is true that the conversations have been deleted. It's something that happens automatically after a certain time,” Asker og Bærum chief of police Torodd Veiding confirmed to VG.
He added that they had not receive a request from the Commission to preserve the audio logs. Call logs are automatically deleted after 90 days.
Police Chief Veiding has not given evidence to the 22nd July Commission and is not worried about any criticism he may face. He says he is looking forward to the report, as it will provide a complete review of what happened on 22nd July.
40 calls, including eight subscriber-initiated hang-ups, came in to Asker og Bærum police emergency phone line between 17:00 and 19:00 local time that day, according to VG.
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