Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - The state parliament's investigative committee on the racist attack in Hanau will again hear a representative of the Forensic Architecture (FA) research group at its next meeting this Friday (from 9 a.m.). This time he will be questioned primarily about the police operation at the perpetrator's house. At his last hearing in October, the emergency exit at one of the crime scenes was the topic. At the time, he stated that the visitors to the Arena Bar could probably have fled from the perpetrator if the emergency exit had not been locked.
A 43-year-old German shot nine people with racist motives in Hanau on February 19, 2020. Then he killed his mother and himself. The committee should clarify whether there was a failure of the authorities around the crime. Survivors and victims' relatives had raised several allegations, criticizing, among other things, the allegedly locked emergency exit in the bar and the long time it took for the police to access the perpetrator's house.
FA was founded in London in 2011. The employees see themselves as a "research collective" and "research agency". They use modern methods and technologies to evaluate data and analyze traces, such as 3D modelling, geomapping and digital reconstruction, but also investigative research. They work primarily for the victims of state violence.