Criticism of the statement of the SPD federal chair Saskia Esken.

St. Ingbert: Mayor Meyer stands by the police

Mayor Dr. Ulli Meyer and the Deputy Head of the St. Ingbert Thorsten Towae Police Inspection | Picture: G. Faragone
Mayor Dr. Ulli Meyer and the Deputy Head of the St. Ingbert Thorsten Towae Police Inspection | Picture: G. Faragone
St. Ingbert's mayor Ulli Meyer contradicts the SPD federal chairman that the police have a latent problem of racism.

At an on-site appointment at the St. Ingbert Police Inspection, he said:It cannot be that the entire police force is put in the right corner with such statements. The law enforcement officers hold out their heads every day for our security. Such a statement and the subsequent discussion lead to a loss of trust in our police force and our rule of law. There is no police violence as we see it in the USA in Germany. Individual cases in which the right is violated are rightly punished with full severity. In Germany, the courts, the public prosecutor's office and the institutions of the Council of Europe have a strong external police review. The cooperation between the state police and the local police in St. Ingbert is working extremely well. I stand behind our police officers and the work they have done. We need the police for our security in St. Ingbert and in Germany."

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