On Wednesday, in the federal state of Hessen, police’s apartments were searched, including members of special forces, who were suspected of disseminating far-right content through online forums.
The Provincial Crime Prevention Office and the Frankfurt State Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement: “An investigation has been launched on 20 police officers and a search has been conducted in six apartments and police stations in Frankfurt am Main.”
These are 19 active police officers and 1 police officer who is no longer in service. They are praised for spreading hatred of foreigners and using signs of political organizations that were prohibited during the period of National Socialism.
The investigation was initiated after a chat group containing far-right content was discovered on the smartphone of a special forces member who was previously investigated for possession of child pornography.
Two years ago, a scandal broke out due to the discovery of radical right-wing content in a communication group used by the Hessen State Police. The authorities have not yet clarified whether there is a connection between the case at the time and today’s hearing.