After the New Year's Eve riots in Berlin, a 23-year-old has been sentenced to eight months in prison on probation. The district court Tiergarten saw it as proven that the young man deliberately threw a firecracker in the direction of a police officer on New Year's Eve. The court convicted him of assaulting law enforcement officers and attempted grievous bodily harm.
Berlin - The 23-year-old had admitted in the process to have thrown a banger. However, he accidentally landed in front of the police officer. He denied a targeted attack. The policeman had assisted the fire brigade in extinguishing a fire in Berlin-Wedding. However, he kicked the firecracker away with presence of mind, according to the prosecutor's office.
On New Year's Eve, there were attacks on police officers and firefighters in some cities. Berlin was particularly affected, where the public prosecutor's office now has more than 110 investigations. Other cases are still being handled by the police. Further trials are planned for June and August. Dpa