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. The “Lausitzer Rundschau” reported first.

The new investigations do not involve police officers. Rather, the case against Mario W., who worked as a district police officer in the Spreewald, has been extended to two other private individuals, according to the Cottbus public prosecutor’s office. They could also be seen in the photos – and they also wore an SS uniform.

The officer was photographed wearing a pea camouflage uniform as worn by the Waffen SS. According to police officer Mario W., the photos were taken in Poland. He probably knew very well what he wasn’t allowed to do in Germany but was allowed to do abroad.

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.