Four teenagers and one young adult from the district had to answer for three days in court for the riots in front of the Starnberg police station in summer 2019.
Two of them received suspended sentences and three weeks of permanent arrest each, mainly for attacks on police officers.
The others got off lightly.
- Three days with more than 20 hours of hearing and more than 20 witnesses in the Starnberg District Court: On Thursday evening at 6.43 p.m. the verdict in the trial of the riot night in Starnberg on July 25, 2019. Four young people and one young adult from the Landkreis was accused of having approached police officers on the sidelines of a summer party at the high school (which the accused do not attend) and of inciting 30 to 50 others to riot and riot in front of the Starnberg inspection.
The trigger: A Feldafinger, then 15 years old, had asked a security man about drugs and repeatedly failed to comply with a dismissal.
So the security officer called the police, who then handcuffed the youth and took them to the inspection.
A process that took a long time because the youngster offered strong resistance.
The consequence of his actions: Eight months youth penalty (i.e. imprisonment) on probation for assault and resistance against law enforcement officers.
There were also other offenses that were included in the judgment.
The Feldafinger must also refrain from consuming alcohol and drugs for three weeks and six months.
The probation period: three years.
It also applies to a 16-year-old from Herrsching.
He was sentenced to one year probation as a youth and like the others (except for the Feldafinger) was convicted of breaching the peace.
A 20-year-old from Berg has to pay 600 euros to the Starnberg bridge for a week in arrest and complete social skills training, which is also ahead of the other convicts - a 17-year-old Pöckinger and a 17-year-old from Seefeld, who both also have 54 social hours have to perform.
Except for the woman from Seefeld, all had at least one criminal record.
The district court now dealt with the riots.
In three meeting days.
The negotiations lasted more than 20 hours in total.
© Peter Schiebel
Judge Ralf Jehle saw not only the aggressive resistance of the Feldafinger as proven, but also the actions of the others accused by the public prosecutor: "You have loudly expressed your goals with 'Let him free' and 'Shit police'.
The group wasn't just a backdrop, ”he said in explanation.
Before the verdict, the night had been extensively processed, even longer than on Thursday and Friday last week.
A forensic doctor explained in detail that the young people were "alcohol-related disinhibited" (1.1 to 2.0 per mille) but not significantly impaired.
Judge Jehle quoted from a chat called "Storming the Bastille" which the accused had set up the day after the incident.
In it they discussed what they believed to be unjustified media headlines ("Schnösel Mob") and the possible consequences of the night.
The accused woman from Seefeld quipped in the chat: "I say abroad, go diving".
In addition, the cell phone videos were shown again in slow motion in the courtroom - and a report about the night in the BR show Quer.
The Starnberg Police Inspection.
That was where the events took place.
© Sina Schuldt
All of the accused showed understanding and remorse on Thursday.
The Berger and the Pöckinger, who had recently refused to testify, made partial confessions.
The former admitted to having "misbehaved" and "screamed a lot of stupid things".
A police officer had stolen his cell phone while the field finger was in custody because he had filmed what was happening at close range.
The salvor emphasized that he had now started a great training: “My life is running now.” The Pöckinger described that he acted on an impulse and wanted to help his friend lying on the ground.
That's why he approached the police officers.
“A stupid move,” as he later admitted.
But he also justified himself: "I didn't even notice the commotion." In their closing words, all five apologized for the freaking out.
The Feldafinger said, for example: "I learned from this to accept and respect the police as an authority."
The prosecutor had demanded suspended sentences for all of the defendants - one year for Feldafinger, one year and three months for Herrschinger, and ten months each for the others.
She spoke of "level-headed, completely defenseless and inferior" police officers who faced an "angry crowd without inhibitions".
You could not see any excessive violence from the officials on the videos.
She accused the youngsters of having accepted much worse.
She was referring to a kick that Herrschinger is said to have tried to hit one of the two police officers.
It was one of several incidents that the court tried to resolve with shaky smartphone videos.
This was followed by the pleadings of the five defense lawyers, who all argued for educational measures and against imprisonment. Winfried Folda, Pöckinger's lawyer, referred to the group dynamics: “Without the group nobody would have done that.” Folda doubted that the police officers had acted proportionately when they were arrested. The representative of the Feldafinger, Georg Heilmeier, called the events “a sure-fire success” and a “spiral that could no longer be controlled”.