Minister of Interior disagree on naming of nationality in suspects


Dhe country interior ministers are at odds with the question of whether the police in press releases should always mention the nationality of suspects. “The police are reproached, they want to disguise certain messages or not to announce,” said Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Minister of the Interior Lorenz Caffier (CDU). “That's why I believe that if we demand transparency, that's part of it.” But the prerequisite is that all countries agree on a common approach. At his suggestion, the ministers talk about the subject.

Currently, the police in Hamburg, for example, always calls the origin of suspects. North Rhine-Westphalia plans such a step. “We have the problem that with the non-indication of the nationalities we feed those who organize rumors,” said Minister of the Interior Herbert Reul (CDU). “The whole right Mischpoke, on the way, so stirs up the mistrust of the people in the police, in the state. And I think that's not worth it. “

Rumors do not give any impetus

Lower Saxony's Interior Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) holds little of the idea. “To name or not to name nationality is as important or unimportant as the hair color, size or eye color.” In small towns, a suspect is also identifiable by stating the nationality. “You really should leave the church in the village and not work off the AfD agenda here.”

Thuringian Minister of the Interior Georg Maier (SPD) pleaded for a balance in the individual case. “Nothing is concealed, but we also do not have to say the nationality in every traffic offense.” Berlin Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) said his country had a different approach: “Nationality is always called when it is related to the act stands and explains the course of action or parts of the act. “

All over the country, the department heads spoke in favor of the consistent fight against right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism. “I can only advise us all that we take this threat very, very seriously,” said Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU). The federal and state governments have already initiated measures following the assassination of Kassel's district president Walter Lübcke and the attack on the synagogue in Halle. “Now it is a matter of further concretizing the measures and providing them with a timeline,” said Thuringian Minister of the Interior Maier.

Hamburg Interior Senator Andy Grote (SPD) campaigned for a better cooperation of the constitution protection exchanges. So the countries would have to be informed about findings of the Federal Office, if they were affected. “From my point of view, it's about getting a big solidarity and a joint effort here.” He also emphasized the danger of law. “It goes to the lifebloods of our democracy, because it is associated with quite different threats and intimidating effects, when public officials are constantly exposed to threats, intimidation, attacks, which in extreme cases can then be life-threatening.”

Expected deportation stop for Syrians

The interior ministers should also agree on an extension of the deportation stop for Syrians who have to leave the country for a further six months. He expects no controversy on this point, said North Rhine-Westphalia Minister Reul. The deciding factor is the assessment of the State Department. “If the situation report says that is not possible, then it just can not be done.” In the report, the dpa news agency, the Foreign Office still comes to the assessment that there are no areas in Syria, where the security situation Allow deportations.

A mixed echo was the suggestion of Baden-Württemberg's Interior Minister Thomas Strobl (CDU), rioters at sports events may be the driver's license to withdraw. Hostage was not very convinced. Anyone who brings pyrotechnics to the stadium and thereby endangers others must be severely punished. “But there must be a connection between action and punishment.”

Strobl got more popular from party colleagues such as the Hessian minister Peter Beuth. North Rhine-Westphalia's department chief Reul spoke of a “creative idea”. “Everything that has been rumbling around here for years has not led to any result. Maybe that's the method that hurts those who are chasing it. “

Host Hans-Joachim Grote (CDU) from Schleswig-Holstein called for prudence. He recalled that it was already possible for two years to punish offenses outside the traffic with driving bans. “Now perhaps you should first investigate how often such a thing has actually been applied.” Ultimately, the Ministers of Justice should have it anyway. This is not a decision of the interior ministers. “

(TagToTranslate) Boris Pistorius (t) Herbert Reul (t) Georg Maier (t) Andreas Geisel (t) Lorenz Caffier (t) Police (t) CDU


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