BERLIN — Twenty-nine German cops have been suspended from responsibility on suspicion of sharing photographs of Adolf Hitler and violent neo-Nazi propaganda in not less than 5 on-line discussion groups, German authorities mentioned on Wednesday, the newest in a collection of instances of far-right infiltration in Germany’s police and army.
Herbert Reul, the inside minister of the western state of North-Rhine Westphalia, the place the chats had been found, referred to as the invention a “shame.”
Talking at a information convention Wednesday, Mr. Reul described the pictures that had been shared amongst officers as “far-right extremist propaganda” of the “ugliest, most despicable, neo-Nazi, anti-immigrant” sort.
Police raided the houses of 14 of the 29 suspended officers, most of whom stand accused of actively sharing content material that included, amongst different issues, a fictional picture of a refugee in a gasoline chamber.
Among the chats have existed for years and not less than one dates again to the early days of the arrival of a whole lot of 1000’s of migrants to Germany in 2015, officers mentioned.