Far-Right Police Officers Suspended in Germany After Sharing Hitler Pictures

BERLIN — Twenty-nine German cops have been suspended from obligation on suspicion of sharing photos of Adolf Hitler and violent neo-Nazi propaganda in at the very least 5 on-line discussion groups, German authorities stated on Wednesday, the most recent in a sequence 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 have been found, known as the invention a “disgrace.”

Speaking at a information convention Wednesday, Mr. Reul described the photographs that have been shared amongst officers as “far-right extremist propaganda” of the “ugliest, most despicable, neo-Nazi, anti-immigrant” variety.

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.

Some of the chats have existed for years and at the very least one dates again to the early days of the arrival of lots of of hundreds of migrants to Germany in 2015, officers stated.

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