Friday, February 24, 2012

Berlin police officer pictured giving Nazi salute on Facebook

The hunt is on for a Berlin police officer who was pictured on Facebook giving a Nazi salute, sparking outrage across Germany.

The image, which officials believe to be genuine, was posted on the social networking site to mark a remembrance day for the victims of a series of neo-Nazi murders.

Police fear a Nazi-sympathiser movement may be developing within the ranks as the man is wearing what appears to be an authentic uniform with the Berlin police badge on the right arm.

An investigation has now been launched by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in an attempt to track down the rogue officer.

Between 2000 and 2007, nine foreign-born food vendors and shop owners, were murdered by a far right group known as the known as National Socialist Underground or NSU.

At first police wrongly assumed they were mafia or drug-related killings. Read More