DUESSELDORF, Germany – Twenty-nine police officers in Germany have been suspended for sharing photos of Adolf Hitler and officials in the North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) state on Wednesday on their mobile phones for refugees in the gas chamber Has depicted.
He is also accused of using far-flung chattels where extremist material, such as swastikas and other Nazi symbols, used to break the German constitution.
The incident is embarrassing for German police and security agencies, who have faced accusations of not doing enough to detect potentially violent nationalists within their ranks.
This is a sensitive issue in a country where awareness of the Second World War massacre of millions of Jews by the Nazis under Hitler is strong.
NRW Interior Minister Herbert Reul said, “This is a disgrace to the NRW Police. Announced an investigation against 29 male and female officers.”
Some suspects may be accused of spreading Nazi propaganda and profane language and may be dismissed from the police. Others are accused of failing to report their associates.
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“I’m surprised and embarrassed,” said Frank Richter, the head of the police force in the city of Essen, where most of the suspects worked. “Words are hard to find.”
German prosecutors said last month they were investigating a retired police officer, signed by a gang of neo-Nazi murderers suspected of sending suspicious emails, leading individuals from immigrant backgrounds.
In an email sent to some legislators with a Turkish background, “NSU 2.0” was signed, a reference to the “National Socialist Underground” neo-Nazi gang that killed 10 people between 2000 and 2007, mainly Were immigrants.