Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - After a nationwide Böhmermann experiment with sometimes different investigation results by the authorities on hate messages on the Internet, the North Rhine-Westphalian police want to compare their investigation methods with other federal states. Specifically, it is about hate posting on Telegram, the Ministry of the Interior said on Sunday on request. According to the program "ZDF Magazin Royale" by the satirist Jan Böhmermann, the police in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg found the perpetrator in the case. He has since been convicted. In NRW, however, the investigations remained fruitless.
"Basically, based on experience, Telegram responds to inquiries from the authorities very unreliably or not at all," explained the Ministry of the Interior. "However, it is not possible to answer in the short time why the results of the investigations differed." It was therefore necessary to compare the methods with those in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. "An exchange takes place regularly in the corresponding committees of the state security departments of the state criminal investigation offices and the Federal Criminal Police Office."
Böhmermann had made the research public in his program on Friday evening. Last summer, the editors reported seven obviously criminally relevant hate messages to police departments 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. According to the research, suspects were identified in three cases in North Rhine-Westphalia.