Raids for right-wing extremism in the NRW police

Police car in front of Cologne Cathedral and Central Station, via dts
Police car in front of Cologne Cathedral and Central Station, via dts
In the North Rhine-Westphalian police, several people are suspected of having been active in right-wing extremist chat groups.

A total of 34 police stations and private apartments in Duisburg, Essen, Moers, Mülheim and Oberhausen were searched, the North Rhine-Westphalia Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday. The search warrants were therefore directed against police officers.

They are accused of sending and receiving right-wing extremist propaganda in private chat groups. 29 officials are affected. Disciplinary proceedings were initiated against all of them, 14 of them with the aim of being removed from service. A criminal suspicion exists with eleven officials, so the ministry further.

All were immediately suspended.