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Minor Crimes, Incl. Soft Drugs, Not Police Business – German Union – 20 January 2015

RT logoGerman cops should be spared investigating minor crimes, to have more time for serious cases and terrorism, the country’s police union (DpolG) has said.

Among crimes that could forego police investigation are insults, property damage and using public transport without a ticket, according to DpolG’s vice-president Arnold Plickert.

Those misdemeanors could be treated as civil offences, he specified, arguing the same should apply to small amounts of soft drugs such as marijuana.

We have to make it dependent on the case,” Plickert told the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) on Monday, saying that police should only be involved in cases of repeat offenders.

One of the reasons for narrowing down the scope of police activity is the growing challenge of terrorism. Another rationale is a wave of forced early retirements, which are significantly decreasing personnel numbers.

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