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Racism affair with the police - now the Seehofer union objects

2020-09-24T18:35:42.873Z

After investigations in North Rhine-Westphalia, more and more right-wing extremist material appears in the police. The police union is now making a different proposal than Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU).



After investigations in North Rhine-Westphalia, more and more right-wing extremist material appears in the police.

The police union is now making a different proposal than Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU).

  • In

    NRW

    ,

    chat groups

    with

    right-wing extremist content were

    uncovered

    within the

    police

    .

  • Since then, the

    CDU / CSU, the SPD

    and the

    Greens

    in particular have engaged in

    a debate about the best possible way of further clarification.

  • Now the police union has introduced its own proposal: It encourages a

    "study

    of

    police everyday life"

    on.

Berlin / Düsseldorf - After

investigations into several

right-wing extremist chat groups

within the

police

in

North

Rhine-Westphalia

, political debates arose about how to proceed further to clarify the situation.

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU *)

had

rejected

a large-scale

study on right-wing extremism

within the

police

.

However, the

Federal Office for

the

Protection of the Constitution

has been working on a situation report on the subject for a long time.

Its results should be available at the end of September.

BM #Seehofer has made it clear several times that #Right-right extremism, #Racism & #Antisemitism are the greatest threats to #security in 🇩🇪.


The aim is to take appropriate measures to counteract this form of human contempt effectively: pic.twitter.com/gr5Sa60YSS

- Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs (@BMI_Bund) September 20, 2020

The

police union

has now joined the debate.

She makes a different proposal.

And the debate is likely to pick up speed - because after further targeted investigations, the topic is already taking on larger dimensions.

Racism allegations against the police in NRW: More and more cases are known

Since 2017, around 100 people have been investigated for right-wing extremist incidents within the police in NRW, said

NRW Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU)

in a report to the state parliament on Thursday.

Only 29 of the initiated proceedings have been concluded.

In eight cases disciplinary and labor law measures had been taken, the remaining incidents were either statute-barred or had not been confirmed.

After a call from

Reul

to all 56,000

police

workers

in

North Rhine-Westphalia

, another 16 reports were received - another officer from Essen was suspended from duty on Thursday.

Racism incidents in the police: union wants to investigate everyday police operations

"Admitting deficits is a sign of greatness," said the deputy federal chairman of

the police union

, Jörg Radek, on the allegations against the police.

And in the same breath he urged further investigations into the “deficits”: “Overcoming them shows strength.

Our police have both. "

The police union does not endorse the demands for a comprehensive study on the situation in the police (from SPD *,

Left *

and representatives of the

Greens

*

and the

FDP

), nor does it directly support

Seehofer's

idea

.

Their own suggestion is

to investigate

everyday work at the

police force

.

The central question is why some police officers are more receptive to "questionable messages" than others.

“The daily experience that the rule of law no longer seems to work in some areas in their eyes,” could play a role - as well as overloading.

However, the union emphasized: “It must also be clear that the immense stresses and strains of everyday work must not be a justification for

thoughts of racism and extremism

.” (Kat)

* Merkur.de is part of the Germany-wide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © picture alliance / Marcel Kusch / dpa

Source: merkur

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