Berlin police officer is not allowed to present himself as an “officer” on Tiktok

According to earlier court reports, the state of Berlin had banned the police officer from all internet posts related to work after he had conducted an interview with a prominent member of a criminal clan on Tiktok, among other things.

Berlin police officer is not allowed to present himself as an “officer” on Tiktok

According to earlier court reports, the state of Berlin had banned the police officer from all internet posts related to work after he had conducted an interview with a prominent member of a criminal clan on Tiktok, among other things. On the other hand, the man went before the administrative court. He argued that he was using his videos to gain understanding for the police.

In its final decision, the Higher Administrative Court agreed with the state of Berlin as the employer. The videos in question are a part-time job of the official, which impairs official interests and may be prohibited.

The police leadership alone decides which type of public relations work is suitable "to protect the reputation of the police," it said. She must also answer to the interior authorities and parliament.

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