Baden-Württemberg: Cause of death after police operation still unclear

Why did a man die after a police check in Mannheim? Even weeks later, there are still many question marks.

Baden-Württemberg: Cause of death after police operation still unclear

Why did a man die after a police check in Mannheim? Even weeks later, there are still many question marks.

Mannheim (dpa / lsw) - Even a month after the death of a man after a police check in Mannheim, the cause is still unclear. The histological examinations of the body of the 47-year-old have not yet been completed, said the Land Criminal Police Office (LKA) at the request of the German Press Agency in Stuttgart. The officials evaluate over 120 entries from private individuals in the video portal, including duplications. Recordings from video cameras in shops in the vicinity of the market square are also used to reconstruct the events of May 2nd there down to the second. "Creating a coherent video sequence from the many pieces of the puzzle is the art," said an LKA spokesman.

Among the recordings that are also circulating on the Internet are those showing how one of the two officers is said to have hit the head of a man who was lying on the ground. According to earlier authorities, the man's body showed signs of blunt force trauma, but "the intensity was low". An investigation is currently underway against two officers of the Mannheim police headquarters who have been suspended from duty on suspicion of physical injury in office resulting in death.

So far, according to the LKA, there are 67 witnesses who have been identified by the investigators or who have reported via the specially switched information telephone. Almost everyone was questioned. According to the authorities, the detailed examination by forensic medicine can take up to eight weeks.

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