BERLIN — Twenty-nine German cops have been suspended from obligation on suspicion of sharing photographs of Adolf Hitler and violent neo-Nazi propaganda in no 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 navy.
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 photographs that had been shared amongst officers as “far-right extremist propaganda” of the “ugliest, most despicable, neo-Nazi, anti-immigrant” sort.
Police raided the properties 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 fuel chamber.
A number of the chats have existed for years and no less than one dates again to the early days of the arrival of lots of of 1000’s of migrants to Germany in 2015, officers mentioned.