Baden-Württemberg: Two police officers charged after deadly use

After a deadly police operation in Mannheim, the public prosecutor's office brought charges against two police officers.

Baden-Württemberg: Two police officers charged after deadly use

After a deadly police operation in Mannheim, the public prosecutor's office brought charges against two police officers. According to information from Friday, she accuses a police commissioner of causing bodily harm in office resulting in death and attempting dangerous bodily harm in office. A police chief is accused of negligent homicide by omission. The district court must decide whether to allow the indictment. A spokesman was initially unable to say when this would happen. The "Rheinpfalz" reported about it first.

On May 2nd of this year, a patient at the Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim collapsed during a police operation on the market square. The 47-year-old died in hospital. A report commissioned by the public prosecutor's office revealed that the man died of a "position and fixation-related respiratory disability" with subsequent metabolic derailment in combination with suffocation due to bleeding in the upper respiratory tract.

The police headquarters in Mannheim announced that the police commissioner would remain suspended due to the indictment. The suspension of the chief police officer will be lifted. Until further notice, he will be employed in the office within the Presidium.

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