After a youth was killed by submachine gun fire from a police officer, investigators confiscated the mobile phones of the officers involved.
Düsseldorf/Dortmund – In the case of a 16-year-old refugee killed by police gunfire in Dortmund, the accused officials were searched. This was explained on Thursday by the Minister of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul (CDU), before the interior committee of the Land parliament. On September 14, their cell phones were confiscated. In addition, the duty group leader’s weapon was confiscated. A witness said shots were also fired from this weapon.
The weapon was therefore secured as a trace carrier, Reul said in reference to a report by the Minister of Justice. As for the cellphones, there is a “reasonable assumption” that those involved exchanged information via WhatsApp or SMS.
On August 8, the refugee from Senegal, who was armed with a knife, was killed by submachine gun fire from a police officer in the courtyard of a youth support center in Dortmund. At first, only the shooter was investigated, but the prosecution then widened its investigations to four other officers involved.