BERLIN — Twenty-9 German police officers have been suspended from duty on suspicion of sharing pictures of Adolf Hitler and violent neo-Nazi propaganda in at least 5 on line chat groups, German authorities explained on Wednesday, the most up-to-date in a series of scenarios of far-ideal infiltration in Germany’s police and military.
Herbert Reul, the interior minister of the western state of North-Rhine Westphalia, exactly where the chats had been found, termed the discovery a “disgrace.”
Speaking at a information conference Wednesday, Mr. Reul described the pictures that had been shared amongst officers as “far-ideal extremist propaganda” of the “ugliest, most despicable, neo-Nazi, anti-immigrant” sort.
Police raided the residences of 14 of the 29 suspended officers, most of whom stand accused of actively sharing material that integrated, amongst other issues, a fictional picture of a refugee in a fuel chamber.
Some of the chats have existed for many years and at least one particular dates back to the early days of the arrival of hundreds of 1000’s of migrants to Germany in 2015, officials explained.