Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - The verdict originally expected for Friday in the first major trial against a so-called Reich citizen will be spoken in March at the earliest due to further requests for evidence. First, two experts from the State Criminal Police Office are to re-evaluate the police officers' body cams. The officials were at the scene a year ago when a 62-year-old accused in Stuttgart tried to hit a police officer. The man is charged with attempted murder, among other things. He is said to have fled several failed traffic controls a year ago and finally headed for the police officer.
The accused carpenter from Efringen-Kirchen (Lörrach district) is the first so-called Reich citizen who has been charged by the federal prosecutor in court. "Reichsbürger" and "Selbstverwalter" deny the existence of the Federal Republic of Germany and its legal system, they deny politicians and civil servants their legitimacy and repeatedly break the law.
In the two applications for evidence admitted on Friday, his defense attorney demands an audiovisual and an optical report on the sequence of the almost 20 shots that night. The jury chamber of the Higher Regional Court rejected two other applications.