Germany: Interior Ministry refutes regional police's Berlin Christmas market attack allegations

The German Interior Ministry refuted the allegations raised by the State Criminal Police Office of North Rhine-Westphalia (LKA NRW) that an employee of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) had hindered investigations related to the 2016 Breitscheidplatz Christmas market attack. Speaking at a Federal Press Conference (BPK) in Berlin on Friday, German Interior Ministry Spokesperson Steve Alter... Еще stressed that the statement «has never been made» by an BKA official that an LKA informant was causing 'too much work', adding that «a private conversation between both of them never happened.» Alter also denied the allegation that the view was supported 'from the very top', noting that such a statement «was never made.» On Thursday, a chief detective was questioned as a witness before the investigative committee, where he raised allegations against BKA, the Interior Ministry and the Berlin police. A total of 12 people were killed and dozens more injured when Tunisian national Anis Amri seized a truck and drove it into the crowd on December 19, 2016. Amri was later shot dead during a police raid in Italy.

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