BERLIN — Twenty-nine German law enforcement officials have been suspended from obligation on suspicion of sharing pictures of Adolf Hitler and violent neo-Nazi propaganda in not less than 5 on-line discussion groups, German authorities mentioned on Wednesday, the most recent 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 have been found, known as the invention a “shame.”
Talking at a information convention Wednesday, Mr. Reul described the pictures that have been shared amongst officers as “far-right extremist propaganda” of the “ugliest, most despicable, neo-Nazi, anti-immigrant” form.
Police raided the houses 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 gasoline chamber.
A few of the chats have existed for years and not less than one dates again to the early days of the arrival of tons of of 1000’s of migrants to Germany in 2015, officers mentioned.