1. Stepping Down

    Norway Police Chief Resigns

    Police Director Øystein Maeland gives an interview at the City police station in Oslo on July 23, 2011, a day after twin attacks on a youth camp and the government headquarters killed at least 91 people in Norway's deadliest tragedy since World War II. A gunman wearing a police uniform opened fire on young people attending the camp on Utoeya island, mowing down at least 84 of them and seven people were killed in a bomb attack which devastated government buildings in central Oslo hours before the carnage at Utoeya.       AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / PETER TALOS
NORWAY OUT (Photo credit should read Peter Talos/AFP/Getty Images)

    Peter Talos, AFP / Getty Images

    Norway's national police chief, Oystein Maeland, resigned on Friday after the release of a government-commissioned report on last year's massacre. The report, released on Monday, came out while the world waited for Andres Breivik, the perpetrator, to be sentenced. The report said police could have stopped the attack and bomb plot, and cited numerous failures, including the agency's neglect in carrying out already-adopted security measures. Maeland cited lack of confidence as his reason for stepping down, saying that the justice minister's trust—now lost—is key to carrying out his job.

    Read it at Los Angeles Times