An original translation by Carpe Diem with much thanks
“ We’re not honest enough to the general public“, says Kai Christ, regional head of the Police Union (GdP). Police forces were called to “refugee“ camps almost on a daily basis, said Christ. “I mean every accommadation, at almost every day. […] Those crimes are concealed systematically.“
The interior ministry Thuringia reacts annoyed. “Police in Thuringia has nothing to hide or to conceal“, said Minister Holger Poppenhäger (SPD). There were no instructions for the police to conceal crimes in “refugee“ camps.
„I wasn’t talking about written instructions“, the police unionist answered and repeated his criticism whereupon the regional government (social democrats, socialists and green party) wants to avoid that tensions and fears within the general public could rise. Keeping silent would mainly destroy trust in the police. “I want the state government to stand up and say that these things happen here every day and that we will prosecute crimes in “refugee“ camps in cooperation with the police- just as any other crime“, he demanded.