His job was top secret, and Clemens K. also worked in secret with a lot of money: to protect threatened witnesses, the high-ranking official had to find apartments under a legend or procure technology for undercover investigators and undercover agents. But the head of the logistics commissariat in the “Covered Measures” department at the Berlin State Criminal Police Office was himself targeted by the investigators – the colleagues approached him for a raid initiated the officer. The accused is accused of infidelity. There is probably one reason why the police did not go public with it themselves: the case is particularly sensitive for the Berlin police. A dangerous point of attack in the security network arose at a particularly neuralgic point for the authorities. Because the official was subject to stricter regulations, such areas and the employees there are regularly checked, screened for security and confidentiality – the full program.

But in Berlin of all places, a hub between East and West, a magnet for menaces and terrorists, and a hotspot for organized crime, there was a gap in the capital’s central security authority available for witness protection and undercover investigations, have siphoned off quite a bit. The sum is so high that he apparently did this over a longer period of time.

[If you want to have all the latest news live on your cell phone, we recommend our app, which you can download here for Apple and Android devices.] K. is well taken care of as the head of the police station, he didn’t have long to go Pension, the trade union magazine “Deutsche Polizei” congratulated him on his 40th anniversary a few years ago. “As a result, we have drawn legal consequences. The employees of the Berlin police were banned from conducting official business.” The authorities do not want to comment on the amount of damage caused by the officer. According to information from the Tagesspiegel, the police are talking about a sum in the lower six-digit range – i.e. between 100,000 euros and 300,000 euros.

[Current police reports from Berlin can be found in our blue light blog.]The motive is unclear. The official is said to be addicted to gambling. However, the police do not want to comment on this because of data protection and the man’s personal rights. Authorities spokesman Cablitz only said that “even after the comprehensive investigations” there was no evidence of an ideological motive or corruption. The police also did not want to answer the question of whether the alleged misappropriation of funds meant the protection of witnesses and victims or the use of undercover investigators and informants was impaired or endangered. It also remained unclear whether the officer’s superiors were aware of a possible gambling addiction and whether they made offers of help out of concern.