Older people in Berlin more and more often victims of Criminals posing as police officers. The damage totals are high. In 2016, it was 800 Ad, in the following year, almost 1900. The state has therefore set up in the summer, an investigation group, also because of the reputation of the police itself is at stake. It comes to gainful gang crime.
Now, a case from Karl Horst fails within the police high waves. Internally, there is criticism that Senator Andreas hostage (SPD) for the benefit of a friend's family in the work of the police intervened. This is a preposterous and completely unusual, say officials. The Senator sees it as an aid for close neighbors who are the victims of a serious Crime.
The case is according to the internal reports of the police, and after consultation with officials and in the Senate of the interior as follows: A 90-Year-old should have to get to different internal information to the police on late Thursday afternoon, a call from a man who introduced himself as a police officer, "detective chief Commissioner Berger"–. Not to be this time, the other members of the family have been in the house.
cash in the amount of 94,000 Euro
conditions for About 30 minutes, the woman had been involved in a conversation, and the wrong police officers asks: your life and your assets. In addition, I have specified "detective chief Commissioner Berger," the woman broke in. To confirm that the man is really a policeman, have to choose the woman during the call, the emergency call 110. A woman then confirmed at the other end of the line that it is over these officers, said detective chief Commissioner, there were and currently.
The fake police have instructed the wife to pack the valuables and the cash for safety and to lay before the house under the window to the street side. You should, however, remain more on the phone and the shutters and window closed. A Relative of the woman would pick up the money then.
A further offender, posing as her nephew, and then confirmed by phone that the police was real. The woman followed the instructions. After the call, the 90-Year-old went to the basement. There, she took from a safe, cash in the amount of 94,000 Euro and a diamond-studded brooch. The 90-Year-old put everything in a bag and threw it from the window of your apartment. The perpetrators then took, finally the bag.
The nephew informed the police and Andreas hostage
a Little later called the woman by her real Relatives, which was close to live and her nephew. He asked whether the money had arrived. The Relatives, it was immediately clear that the woman was the victim of a Crime. Finally, he informed the police and Andreas hostage. In the first internal message to the police was even talk of a relationship between the victim and a hostage. But don't check and was denied by a hostage.
The police came by first with a patrol car. Also, the forensic service of the Directorate of 6, responsible for the Lichtenberg, Marzahn-Hellersdorf and Treptow-Köpenick, was asked. Makes the first use at the scene of the crime in the case of serious crimes such as robbery, burglary and car theft, in order to secure traces and to hear witnesses. However, the criminal investigation service refused at first, because too few Teams were in action and they should also have had more severe cases. So, there was talk of a robbery and burglary. The forensic service works cases by priority – the most serious offences first.
hostage appeared even in the family, and has then intervened personally in the case of the officials and the location service so that the police will come. This had an effect, finally, rushed police officers to the crime scene. You should also have traces of the offender is found.
The police is organised in a strictly hierarchical, instructions from above should only be done by the direct supervisor according to the below passed on. A direct influence on officials in the use by high-ranking officials, who are not direct superiors, and also by the policy should thus be prevented.
the speaker of The Senate confirmed inside the administration, and defended Geisel's approach. It was a case of close and well-functioning neighbourhood in Karlshorst. The family friends of the victim have informed him. Hostage tried to reassure the family that it had been the victim of a serious Crime, and to support her. The Senator was well aware of the fact that the personnel situation can be tense with the police. It is but a question of the police taking care to victims of serious crime, and this takes seriously, regardless of whether it be neighbors of the Senator of the Interior.More about
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