He was released for lack of evidence. Of course! Carrying around a paper with phrases like that on it is something any earnest young immigrant would do, no?
“Cologne sex attacks: City’s police chief ‘sacked’ over violence,” by Justin Huggler, Telegraph, January 8, 2016
The police chief of Cologne has been sacked amid a backlash over a wave of sexual assaults on women in the city centre on New Year’s Eve, it has been reported.
The city’s authorities have been heavily criticised for their handling of the violence. They have drawn particular outrage for initially claiming there was no evidence that asylum seekers were involved in the violence, only for it to emerge that they had in fact detained several on the night.
The police chief Wolfgang Albers, 60, had so far resisted calls to resign. But he was informed by the state interior minister Ralf Jaeger that he would be given early retirement, a state government source told Reuters.
Earlier, police arrested two men “of an immigrant background” in connection with the sex attacks. One of the men was carrying a note in German and Arabic with translations of phrases including “Beautiful breasts”, “I want to have sex with you” and “I’ll kill you”, according to police.
They have since been released for lack of evidence….