Germany disbanded a police unit after links were found between agents and right-wing extremist groups

The German authorities were forced to disband a special police unit (SEK) operating in Frankfurt after it became known that several agents of the same were participating in right-wing extremist chats.

“Today we are starting a fundamental new start for the SEK,” said the Hessian State Minister of the Interior, Peter Beuth.

Beuth described the right-wing extremist chats identified on Wednesday as “completely unacceptable”.

Germany disbanded a police unit after links were found between agents and right-wing extremist groups
Germany disbanded a police unit after links were found between agents and right-wing extremist groups

A total of 19 corps members on duty and one former member are under investigation. The German authorities claim that 17 of them passed on information that included pictures of a former Nazi organization. Chat conversations took place mainly between 2016 and 2017.

“In view of the allegations – regardless of the outcome of the investigation – it is clear to me that none of the defendants will participate in a Hessian special unit”, stressed Beuth, who has put forward the possibility that the state authorities will throw them out of the police if it is legally possible is possible.

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