Neubrandenburg (dpa/mv) - The Neubrandenburg police headquarters has rejected allegations in connection with the nationwide experiment by TV satirist Jan Böhmermann on how the police deal with advertisements of hate messages online. The process was recorded correctly in the Friedland police station in the summer of 2021, a spokeswoman said on Monday for the German Press Agency.
An official in Friedland forwarded the report to the state security service at the Neubrandenburg Criminal Police Office immediately after it was recorded. The investigations began there in early August and have continued ever since. Results are not yet available. The statement by a police officer to the employee that the process might end up in the wastepaper basket is a bit flippant, but will not have any consequences for the officer, said the spokeswoman.
Last summer, the editors of the "ZDF Magazin Royale" program reported seven obviously criminally relevant hate messages to police stations in all 16 federal states and later described the mostly sluggish course of the investigation. Death threats were displayed, as were anti-Semitic content and anti-constitutional, right-wing extremist symbols. In some federal states, the ads were not even accepted.