Thursday, June 10, 2021

A German "special task force" police unit is being disbanded after numerous officers were found to have participated in right-wing extremist chat groups


Seventeen Hesse officers were suspected of spreading hatred-inciting texts and symbols of former Nazi organizations


German police and military forces have been plagued by far-right scandals in recent years. Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was forced to disband the 2nd company of the Bundeswehr's Special Forces Command (KSK) in November last year after it became clear soldiers in the unit had covered right-wing extremist activities carried out by certain members.

Hesse state, where the financial hub of Frankfurt is located, has been a particular hotspot of right-wing activity among German authorities.