Police officers searched offices and apartments in North Rhine-Westphalia – they are said to have sent racist and seditious content via WhatsApp for years.
- In North Rhine-Westphalia does it have one Large raid in the police given.
- The officials are under suspicion of rabble-rousing and the use of tags unconstitutional organizations.
- NRW Minister of the Interior Herbert Reul (CDU) found in the press conference drastic words for the incident.
Update from September 16, 3:38 p.m .: After the Raids at police officers in North Rhine-Westphalia and the detection of right-wing chat groups has now that too Federal Ministry of the Interior reported to speak. The reports are “extremely alarming,” said a spokesman for Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU). The spokesman further described the incidents – if they turn out to be true – as “shame” for them police in NRW. It is also “a slap in the face” of all police officers who are very loyal to the basic democratic order. For the Federal Ministry of the Interior However, the raid and the investigations are also evidence that the security authorities are consistently following up on all indications. It is not only talked about, but also acted, said the spokesman.
Right-wing extremist chat groups discovered by the police in NRW
(Initial report) Essen – In North Rhine-Westphalia there are several on Wednesday morning Police raids given. The occasion: five revealed right-wing extremist chat groups. At 14 suspects there have been searches, the rest 15 suspected officials be Disciplinary orders been delivered said North Rhine-Westphalia Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU) in the press conference on the raids.
The police officers are supposed to be in private for years WhatsApp group chats seditious and racist Have sent messages. More than 200 investigators are against “People from our own ranks” been in use. There are departments and Apartments been searched. Reul spoke of more than 100 image files With criminal relevant content of “Most disgusting agitation”.
Right-wing extremism scandal in North Rhine-Westphalia: Suspected racist agitation by the police – “What is structurally wrong?”
According to Reul, they were pictures of Hitler, Swastikas and Reich war flags “And much more hideous representations” in connection with Refugees and Black – “all this sent by officials of our federal state”. One of the chat groups has probably already been 2012 founded in 2015, the one with the most files. “The last message we found was on August 27th this year, ”said Reul.
Large raid in North Rhine-Westphalia: police officers suspected of right-wing extremism
“We are talking about a suspicion and are at the very beginning of the investigation,” said Reul, warning of prejudice. “But nobody should believe that we don’t take these suspicions seriously and don’t look so closely at our own people.”
“We will work through all of this” promised Reul: “What is structurally wrong with the police that something like this can happen?” Reul announced one Special inspection for the most affected Essen Police Headquarters on. He will also be a special adviser for right-wing extremist tendencies appointed to the North Rhine-Westphalian police. (frs) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network.