Seventeen Hesse officers were suspected of spreading hatred-inciting texts and symbols of former Nazi organizations — outlawed under post-war German law, said prosecutors — mainly in 2016 and 2017.

Aged between 29 and 54, all but one officer had been on active duty. Now, none were now allowed to perform duties, Frankfurt police chief Gerhard Bereswill explained on Wednesday. One had already been suspended.

Germany may have given the world the term Nazi, but they also acted swiftly to prevent it from gaining a strong foothold ever again. They outlawed anything related to it after World War II. These cops have been removed from service now.

Cops are more susceptible to right-wing ideologies by the nature of their job, but at least Germany works to stop it as much as possible.


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