Another police officer in Dortmund charged for shooting incident

In the Nordstadt area of Dortmund, a police officer from the Nordstadtwache is facing charges for allegedly misusing his service weapon. The inspector is accused of attempted grievous bodily harm and attempted coercion after firing six shots at a fleeing Mercedes on December 25, 2022.

The Mercedes was being driven by a 17-year-old without a driver’s license, with his 18-year-old friend as a passenger. After the police stopped the car, the driver ignored the stop signs, and the officers fired shots at the vehicle. Although no one was injured, several projectiles hit the car, including one that hit the steering wheel.

The officer, who was experienced and well-regarded by colleagues, was suspended, and investigators from Recklinghausen took over the case. It was determined that the officer was not in a situation of self-defense that justified the use of a firearm.

In another case in Dortmund, five police officers are facing charges, including manslaughter, following the death of an armed refugee who was shot by an officer in 2021. The lawyer for the victim emphasized the traumatic impact of

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