an old grumpy cat
- Jul 30, 2019
- SL Rez
Pray tell, they forgot to confiscate evidence? - A black day for Germany's police schools - apparently they let every idiot pass these days...Here's an interesting brutality trial: a German journalist supposedly attacked police officers, so they put him on a trial before court. He was sick for five weeks due to injuries, his camera damaged and broken.
All involved police officers told the judge that the journalist was provoking them, has attacked them first with his camera and that's the reason why he fell flat on the ground. An internal investigation of the police also came to the same conclusion. So all running good for the cops.
The accused remained mostly silent, until his time came and he played his trump card: he had video recordings of the affair, which he only disclosed before the gathering of evidence was finished. He didn't show it before, because he explained a) he wanted to give room for internal investigations first, and b) he feared if he had disclosed it before that the police man would have arranged their testimonies against him.
But due to this the cops were utterly unprepared and, and the video evidence spoke for itself: first there was some verbal tension between the cop and journalist, but nothing more. Indeed the attack was done by the police, pushing the journalist to the ground and strangling him, which also was visible on the video.
One cop, which lied in favor for his colleague, then had a collapse in the court room and was brought to the nearest hospital.
Both cops are now facing consequences due to the clear evidence.
Vor Gericht hatten Beamte einem Fotografen vorgeworfen, sie attackiert zu haben. Doch Videobilder zeigen, dass es anders war.www.berliner-zeitung.de