Baden-Württemberg: talks failed: police study without Baden-Württemberg

Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - After a long stalemate about the controversial police study, one thing is clear: Baden-Württemberg will not take part in the nationwide survey of the experiences and attitudes of law enforcement officers.

Baden-Württemberg: talks failed: police study without Baden-Württemberg

Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - After a long stalemate about the controversial police study, one thing is clear: Baden-Württemberg will not take part in the nationwide survey of the experiences and attitudes of law enforcement officers. The attempts by the police leadership in the Ministry of the Interior to convince the staff representatives of the police had ended unsuccessfully, a spokeswoman for the house said on Tuesday evening. "Participation by the Baden-Württemberg police is not possible, also with regard to the nationwide timeframe of the study," she said. The "Stuttgarter Zeitung" (Wednesday) reported about it first.

The police had already pulled out in the summer and announced a boycott of the study. Interior Minister Thomas Strobl (CDU) and Police President Stefanie Hinz had campaigned strongly for participation, Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann had initially declared that he did not want to accept the police veto. Participation in the online survey would have been voluntary for all civil servants.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, there were already direct discussions in mid-August with the responsible German police university, the main police staff council and local police staff councils. The main concerns of the main staff council "could not have been completely dispelled," said the ministry spokeswoman.

The study goes back to the former Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), who responded to demands to investigate possible racism and legalism in the police force. However, the study was then laid out much more broadly. A vast majority of the federal states take part in the research project on "Motivation, Attitude and Violence in Everyday Life" of police officers. In almost all federal states, the survey initiated by the federal government has already been completed.

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