Prosecutors in Hanover are investigating a police officer who is alleged to have brutally mistreated at least two refugees and then bragged about it over instant messaging application WhatsApp afterwards.
According to NDR, investigators searched the man’s house as well as the police station on Friday.
Private refugee guards investigated
Meanwhile, prosecutors in North Rhine-Westphalia announced on Monday that they were investigating 50 people over attacks on residents at a refugee home.
The home in Burbach was run by a private company under contract for the state government.
At the end of September 2014 it was revealed that guards had abused and humiliated refugees at the centre.
As well as guards, state employees are also under suspicion: social workers, the home’s administrators and police officers knew about the attacks without reporting them, prosecutors allege.
“We are investigating assault, false imprisonment and coercion,” the spokesman said.