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.