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Germany: Police officers once in KKK-themed group

Two police officers allowed to keep job in police force despite past membership in racist Ku Klux Klan group

Authorities say two German police officers were allowed to keep their jobs despite once being members of an organization inspired by the white-supremacist Ku Klux Klan.


An interior ministry spokesman in Baden-Wuerttemberg state said Wednesday the pair were members of the European White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan for several months in 2002.


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Officials found no evidence of criminal activity but opened disciplinary proceedings. The ministry wouldn't say what action was taken but a disciplinary committee decided there wasn't enough evidence to fire them.


The officers told authorities they quit the group after realizing it was racist.


German media have linked the case to the alleged killing by neo-Nazis of a policewoman who once served in the same force as the officers, but prosecutors say they see no connection.





פרסום ראשון: 08.01.12, 20:28
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