Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - The parliamentary investigative committee in the Hessian state parliament will deal with a locked emergency exit at one of the scenes of the racist murders in Hanau on Monday (9:00 a.m.). At the previous meeting in early September, several police officers reported that the door to a bar was locked.
The public prosecutor's office investigated the allegations and stopped the investigation in August 2021. There is no concrete evidence that police officers or employees of the public order office ordered or tolerated the locking of the door. It is also unclear whether two of the victims could have escaped through an unlocked emergency exit. A complaint by relatives and victims against the termination of the investigation was unsuccessful.
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 of inquiry should clarify whether there was a failure of the authorities around the crime.