Officials ‘tried to erase rape’ from Cologne NYE report

A chief superintendent in the Cologne police told the investigative committee established in the wake of the attacks that the interior ministry in North Rhine-Westphalia had sought to influence the investigations.

The officer explained that an official from the ministry had called about a rape charge mentioned in an internal police report.

“That isn’t rape. Get rid of it. Delete the report,” the ministry official said, according to the chief superintendent.

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