Two po­lice of­fi­cers sus­pended over ex­trem­ist shoot­ing

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Two Ger­man po­lice of­fi­cers have been sus­pended over their al­leged con­tacts with an anti-gov­ern­ment ex­trem­ist who fa­tally wounded an­other of­fi­cer dur­ing a raid on his home last month. Pros­e­cu­tors and po­lice in Bavaria said yes­ter­day that the two, whom it didn’t iden­tify, ap­par­ently “cul­ti­vated con­tacts” with the 49-year-old sus­pect be­fore the Oct. 19 shoot­ing in the town of Ge­or­gens­g­muend. They didn’t elab­o­rate on the na­ture of those con­tacts, but said the two were sus­pended with im­me­di­ate ef­fect. The sus­pect opened fire on po­lice as they tried to con­fis­cate his weapons. Au­thor­i­ties had re­voked his weapons li­cense. He was a sup­porter of the Re­ich Ci­ti­zens’ Move­ment, which re­fuses to ac­knowl­edge the au­thor­ity of the post-war Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many. Ger­many’s do­mes­tic in­tel­li­gence agency has since started mon­i­tor­ing the move­ment.

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