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”.
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.