Demonstrations in Chemnitz Saxony recognizes heavy police pan
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In contrast to the previous presentation, the Dresden Interior Ministry asked the federal police for help on Monday for the Chemnitz demonstrations. But the aid did not come because the prescribed procedure was not observed.
During the riots last Monday in Chemnitz there was a serious collapse of the police. In contrast to the previous presentation, according to information from WELT AM SONNTAG, Saxony applied for additional powers from the federal police as reinforcements. An erroneous procedure, however, led to this in the sand.
Trigger was a call for help from the Chemnitz police station to the Situation Center of the Saxon Interior Ministry in Dresden. "During the brief about 8.15 pm the Chemnitz police station carried out an investigation by telephone into the Situation Center of the Ministry of the Interior," the House of the Minister of the Interior of Saxony, Roland Wöller (CDU), had to confirm at the request of WELT AM SONNTAG. .
According to them, they asked "directly" at the Situation and Operations Center of the Directorate Pirna of the federal police whether these officers could send it. The request for assistance was documented at the federal police, it was there at 20:23.
According to the Saxon Interior Ministry, the federal police directorate, Pirna, could not have met this request that evening. The police Chemnitz therefore received no help. "The federal police department's request for power was negative, meaning that no emergency workers were available in the short term," said Woller's ministry.
Federal police could have helped – call for help failed
But that evening was even more wrong: for the approval to provide emergency services, the headquarters of the federal police in Potsdam is responsible. This would have been the usual way of reporting, which, however, was unreasonably not entered by the Saxons.
According to information from WELT AM SONNTAG, the federal police could have sent hundreds of new copies to Chemnitz, if necessary also with helicopters. For this purpose, the Ministry of the Interior in Dresden should have directed its request to the headquarters of the federal police and not to the subordinate department in Pirna.
The federal police directorate Pirna confirmed the failure on the Saxon side: "A request from Saxony at the headquarters of the federal police on Monday 27 August was not."
A reliable source told WELT AM SONNTAG that the Federal Police Directorate in Pirna had even recommended the Situation Center of the Ministry of the Interior to contact the headquarters of the federal police in Potsdam. But that was "just ignored".
That is why on the day of the demonstration only 58 federal police were on site in Chemnitz. They took care of the protection of the central station, the guarding of the forecourt and accompanying demonstrators. In addition, there were 591 agents from Saxony, far too few, compared with about 7500 demonstrators.
Seehofer responded to the Sachsen-Panne
Now the joint research group "C-entrum", which founded the Saxon State Office for Criminal Investigation (LKA) and the police Chemnitz, to clarify the incidents in the center of Chemnitz. According to information from the LKA eight officials work in the group.
Due to the slump in Saxony, the federal minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer, according to information from WELT AM SONNTAG conducted a conversation with Dieter Romann of the federal police. Seehofer was subsequently declared public with a view to the Free State: "On condition that this is requested, the federal government is available with measures to support the police." His compatriot Wöller accepted this offer shortly afterwards for future demonstrations.