Rejection of racism-study: A disservice by Seehofer?

The Federal of German detective has criticised the refusal of the Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), an independent study on the possible racism of

Rejection of racism-study: A disservice by Seehofer?

The Federal of German detective has criticised the refusal of the Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), an independent study on the possible racism of the police to create, sharp. This attitude was "somewhat embarrassed" and not conclusive, said the BDK Chairman Sebastian Fiedler on Monday evening in the ARD"Tagesthemen". Seehofer give the security authorities a "disservice" by giving the impression that there is "something to hide".

There is nothing to hide, - said Fiedler. In the case of an independent racism study, it was important to win the trust of the population in the police. A racism, it should determine-investigation of the problems in the police, then the police authorities had themselves an interest in these issues in an open and "offensive tackle".

"It would be important that we can carry out the study,"

The Federal Ministry of the interior had declared on Sunday, Seehofer see "no need" for a scientific study on racism in the police. Ministry spokesman Steve old said later, to justify, to combat right-wing extremism and racism a number of other measures were planned, the results of which should first be awaited.

The spokesman admitted that there is also in Germany single cases of so-called Racial Profiling, the officers of the people solely on the basis of external characteristics such as skin color control. The view that this is a "structural Problem", not parts of the Ministry of the interior, but.

Seehofer's rejection of a racism-study and also pushed the coalition partner SPD to criticism. Federal justice Minister Christine Lambrecht said in the ZDF for the investigation: "It would be important that we can carry out the study." In such an investigation, it is not a question of "to put someone under a General suspicion," said the SPD politician.

Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 01:19

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