Now the state organs are evidently also taking action against renegade colleagues from their own ranks of the security organs if they, as private individuals, show too much obstinacy and allow themselves to be integrated into the state’s enemy: This shows a case from the Saxon Pirna.
A comment by Daniel Matissek
As in many places in Germany, there were protests against the state government’s Covid measures on Monday. To support the Saxon police, riot police from Lower Saxony were called in as a precaution. In the meantime, these encircled several people on the Untermarkt, whereby a Saxon LKA official who was traveling privately got into the crowd. It is completely unclear whether he and his wife, who was also present, even took part in the demonstration. However, the officer allegedly “physically assaulted” police officers after “defying” their instructions. According to witnesses, the escalation occurred because the officer refused to lie down on the rain-soaked pavement. Why this should be necessary to record personal details remains open. Video recordings show the 50-year-old officer being wrung to the ground by police officers. While he is being taken away, he complains about the loss of his glasses.
With so much obstinacy, Germany’s new Corona regime is no longer tormented: The official, who was previously always considered to be impeccable, was immediately attacked Complaint filed, He has been temporarily released from his duties and the Dresden Public Prosecutor’s Office has started an investigation. As the Saxon Interior Minister Roland Wöller announced, the man is now threatened with legal consequences up to and including dismissal.
The minister expressed himself in the style of the new intolerance towards opposition and dissidents:
Unfortunately, the misconduct of individuals makes all the good and successful work of so many recede into the background and causes damage that cannot be repaired. Now the facts must be fully clarified and all criminal and disciplinary measures are taken quickly. If the accusation is confirmed, the officer no longer has any place in the ranks of the police.
Conversely, however, the proportionality of the actions of the Lower Saxony officials who used physical violence to punish a possible regulatory offense should also be examined. The LKA did not comment on the question of whether this procedure was appropriate.