The number of investigations into the clearing of the town of Lützerath at the Garzweiler opencast lignite mine rose sharply around eight weeks later. According to the Aachen police, more than 600 procedures are now running, among other things through the evaluation of video recordings. 150 of them for assaulting police officers.
Immediately after the end of the measures, the number of all reports was still 441. According to the police, 21 preliminary investigations are now being conducted against police officers. Some had been accused of violence by demonstrators. Lützerath had been evacuated in a day-long large-scale police operation against the resistance of hundreds of climate activists. The energy company RWE wants to mine lignite there.
After the protests, some of which escalated, an investigative commission (EK) called "Lützerath" worked on the numerous procedures. In some cases, they are initially directed against unknown persons, for example because the suspects were masked. At the peak, up to 3,700 police officers were on duty in Lützerath at the same time.
According to the police, 115 officers were injured. 56 of them without external influence, that is, they got stuck in the mud and twisted their ankles.