A 31-year-old man from Gambia ran through the Offenburg train station on Thursday afternoon, stark naked and heavily drunk. According to the police, he should have tried to approach a woman. Her companion kept the 31-year-old away with the help of a defense spray.
Irritated passers-by called the police. The police officers’ arrest was recorded on video. You can see two policemen who brought the man down at an intersection and cuffed his hands behind his back. Then one of them knelt on the man’s back for a few minutes, and later on his neck. The minute-long deployment is now being criticized by the German media because of its violence. The public prosecutor’s office and the state criminal investigation office check the police operation.
The man was known to the police. He had already appeared in the past few months for “assaulting law enforcement officers and assaulting crimes”. Already on Tuesday he walked through the city center of Offenburg undressed and drunk and was taken to a special clinic.