Who is Eirik Jensen in Netflix’s Mr Good: Cop or Crook?
NEW Netflix docuseries Mr Good: Cop or Crook premieres June 3, 2022.
The show features notorious Scandinavian cop and convicted drug dealer, Eirik Jensen, who plays himself.
Who is Eirik Jensen?
Eirik Jensen joined the police force in 1977 and was quickly promoted to director, overseeing the crime division.
He has a reputation as the best officer in Oslo, Norway, and had been a police officer for 30 years when he was charged with drug trafficking in 2013.
He was charged with smuggling hashish from 2003 to 2012, and prosecutors allege that Jensen took bribes and assisted drug traffickers.
Jensen vehemently denied the charges against her and left the force a year later.
He officially retired in 2016, shortly after he was indicted for drug trafficking and corruption.
In 2017, Jensen was tried and convicted on all counts, becoming the first high-profile case involving a police officer in Norway.
Reuters reported that the court found Jensen had received at least 667,800 kroner, or about 70,744 dollars, in bribes for him to smuggle tons of hashish into the country.
He was given a maximum prison sentence of 21 years, and when reading the sentence, Judge Kim Heger of the Oslo District Court said, “This case is unique in the history of Norwegian law.
“Jensen has actively and purposefully contributed to the extensive and organized import of hashish.”
Jensen’s attorney, John Christian Elden, told reporters, “We lost the battle, but we hope to win the fight,” adding, “There will be an appeal.”
They appealed the conviction, but in 2020, Jensen was still found guilty of all charges and his sentence was reapplied with no option for another appeal.
Where is he now?
Jensen, 64, is serving a 21-year sentence at Kongsvinger prison in Norway and since his conviction he has written an autobiography.
The book was published in 2015 and is titled På innsiden, which roughly translates to Inside.
He wrote and published his second book, a crime novel titled Attentatet, a year later.
Jensen will now appear as herself in Netflix’s new four-part docuseries, Mr Good: Cop or Crook, which airs June 3, 2022.
The series will look at the crimes for which Jensen was convicted and delve into his story.
Producer Bendik Mondal told The Sun: “The story of Eirik Jensen has captivated Norwegians for many years.
He added, “We believe this story deserves to be told with a broad framework, and we’re excited to partner with Netflix.
This series is a portrait of one man as well as an insight into one of the most talked about criminal cases in Norway in recent times. “
Where can I watch Mr Good: Cop or Crook?
The docuseries Mr Good: Cop or Crook airs exclusively on Netflix on June 3, 2022.
The Netflix synopsis says viewers will be intrigued by the question that’s been nagging in Norway since 2013. “Is Eirik Jensen the best cop in Norwegian history or is he, in fact, the bad guy?” biggest drug dealer Scandinavia has ever seen?”
It adds, “With single access to even Eirik Jensen, this documentary series features engaging, colorful characters and tells their unbelievable story from their first meeting in the ’90s until they are likely to crash in the courtroom in 2020.
“Viewers will wonder until the end – who is telling the truth?”
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