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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:22 PM

German police officers dismissed over alleged online Nazi content



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German prosecutors have dismissed 19 police officers in a commando unit and suspended another over claims they glorified violence and made references to a former Nazi organisation in online chats,

German police officers dismissed over alleged online Nazi content
Nineteen commando officers dismissed after prosecutors found chat groups during separate investigation
theguardian.com
2:11 AM · Jun 10, 2021


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/09/german-police-officers-dismissed-over-alleged-online-nazi-content

German prosecutors have dismissed 19 police officers in a commando unit and suspended another over claims they glorified violence and made references to a former Nazi organisation in online chats, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Investigators in the western state of Hesse found out about the 20 suspects in the course of a separate investigation of an officer in the same commando unit, known as SEK, who was suspected of sharing child sexual abuse images.

“During an evaluation of the suspect’s mobile phones, several chat groups where criminal content was shared by members were identified,” Frankfurt’s senior public prosecutor, Nadja Niesen, said in a statement.

German police and security agencies have faced accusations of not doing enough to weed out potentially violent nationalists in their ranks.

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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:28 PM

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The entire Frankfurt, Germany SWAT unit has been dissolved after 20 active and former officers were suspected of participating in right-wing extremist chat groups and sharing extremist content.

Germany: Frankfurt police unit to be disbanded
A special police unit will be disbanded after investigators found right-wing extremist messages shared by some of its members.
dw.com
4:08 AM · Jun 10, 2021


https://www.dw.com/en/germany-frankfurt-police-unit-to-be-disbanded-over-far-right-chats/a-57840014

Police from the central German city of Frankfurt am Main have decided to disband the city's Special Task Force (SEK) following the discovery of far-right extremist messages in group chats, a state official said on Thursday.

Interior Minister for the state of Hesse Peter Beuth said that "unacceptable misconduct" by certain members of the SEK made the dissolution of the unit "unavoidable."

A group of experts will organize a restructuring of the SEK, Beuth added. "We are launching a fundamental reboot of the SEK today," he said.

He called for a completely new leadership culture among the middle and lower levels of the police force.

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