After the raid on "Last Generation" activist Carla Hinrichs, a complaint was filed against the police officers involved. The accusation: coercion.
Munich – After the house search at the home of climate activist Carla Hinrichs, a complaint has been filed against the Berlin police officers involved. This was announced by the Berlin police on Thursday (1 June) to Merkur.de of IPPEN. MEDIA confirmed. In the nationwide raid on behalf of the Munich Public Prosecutor's Office against the "Last Generation", the police and public prosecutor's office searched a total of 15 objects belonging to the alliance in seven federal states.
Berlin police reported after raid on "Last Generation" activists
A spokesman for the Berlin police said at the request of Merkur.de: "After the public statements of the affected Mrs. Hinrichs on the approach of the forces, a criminal complaint was filed via the Internet station of the Berlin police". Due to the ongoing investigation, "no information can be given about the search measures," the spokesman said.
After house searches of members of the "Last Generation", the Berlin police are confronted with charges against the officers involved. © Christoph Soeder/dpa
In the investigations against the "Last Generation", the Berlin police, among others, "acted in administrative assistance for the Munich Public Prosecutor's Office and the Bavarian Police", which would lead the investigations. According to the Berlin police, the investigations into the allegation of coercion will be carried out by the department of the Berlin State Criminal Police Office responsible for "civil servant offences".
"You only know it from the film": "Last Generation" activist Hinrichs describes house search
In a video on the Twitter account of the "Last Generation", Hinrichs describes how she experienced the house search, which Amnesty International described as an "encroachment on fundamental rights". In it, she explains: "It's hard to imagine, you only know it from the film," about the house search in her apartment in Berlin. Accordingly, she woke up because the door was "thundered".
Raid on "Last Generation" activist – with a gun drawn?
Then the police are said to have stormed the apartment, so that only a short time later "a policeman with a bulletproof vest" is said to have stood in front of her, who, according to Hinrichs, would have pointed a gun at her. Subsequently, the officers searched "everything" and "took everything" that was part of their everyday life. "They're trying to scare me," the climate activist continued.
However, according to information available Merkur.de, the ad does not obviously come from the "Last Generation". Who exactly made the complaint, the police could not communicate.