The investigations into a police officer from southern Brandenburg who poses in photos with an SS uniform are being expanded. In addition to the official, other people are in the focus of the Cottbus public prosecutor’s office, said their spokesman Gernot Bantleon on Friday when asked.

He declined to give details, citing the ongoing investigation. The “Lausitzer Rundschau” reported first.

The officer was photographed wearing a pea camouflage uniform as worn by the Waffen SS. Since then, investigations have been underway against the police officer who was released from duty.

A complaint was filed against him on suspicion of violating the Weapons Act – ex officio, as it was said. Photos could suggest the man was in possession of firearms without a gun license.

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In addition to the preliminary investigation, disciplinary proceedings were initiated against the police officer.