Stepping Down

Norway Police Chief Resigns

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.