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Suspected dirty cops collude with Hells Angels

The Local · 10 Dec 2010, 12:22

Published: 10 Dec 2010 12:22 GMT+01:00

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Apartments and offices belonging to several police officers with contact to the gang were searched, the Hessian state Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA) said.

Among the suspects is one of the LKA’s own chief inspectors, they said. The 50-year-old allegedly gave Hells Angels confidential police information about bribery cases.

Five police officers suspected of involvement were suspended from duty with immediate effect, two of them belonging to Frankfurt’s police force, the LKA said. The 36 and 33-year-old commissioners are also suspected of violating narcotics laws.

The raids were organised as part of a drug dealing investigation against the Hells Angels run by the Frankfurt and Darmstadt state prosecutors' offices. The searches were mainly in Offenbach, the gang's headquarters and where several drug dealers were arrested in recent weeks with amphetamines and marijuana.

Seven apartments in the Rhine-Main region, including those of the Hells Angels president and vice president, were also searched in connection with the Usingen shooting of a 45-year-old gang member in mid-October, the officials said. The victim’s arm was injured in the drive-by shooting that investigators believe may have been ordered by the gang as punishment.

Officials also have their sights on a 40-year-old Wiesbaden restaurant owner suspected of dealing weapons in connection with the Hells Angels.

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The raids followed searches on November 24 that came in response to a Hells Angels holdup of another motorcycle club.


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Your comments about this article

13:49 December 10, 2010 by auniquecorn
Thank God it was only several high-level law enforcement officials, a slap on the wrist and return to work oughta stop this crap.
14:05 December 10, 2010 by DinhoPilot
That sounds like an interesting movie script. Now we just need some cheesy explosions, chases and carismatic personas and we have the next great hit in german cinemas.

Kommissar Engel
06:31 December 11, 2010 by Wrench
Get it right! It's a Motorcycle Club not a biker gang!
09:43 December 11, 2010 by Johnne

You see?? :-)) that´s why I said many of them cops are bullies:-)) I know what I´m saying!! now they´re joining violent Motorcycle Clubs in bullying themselves. of course we all know German Police are one the best in the world (if not the best) but they like bullying! especially dark skinned citizens or immigrants:-))
14:56 December 11, 2010 by DinhoPilot

Yeah... I was never really bullied by da cops, but I found the airport ones very unpolited and over suspicious (especially when travelling from uk to germany). But I don't have any complains and I was never stop or search randomly anywhere... Immigrants and dark skin people are "just" more suspicious be it that they commit crimes or not! It's just the national bias.
13:28 December 12, 2010 by ElbflorenzAmiExpat
Wrench macht einen Witz, oder? It's not a motorcycle club, it's a crime syndicate. An ongoing criminal enterprise. If you're wearing Angels colors, you're a criminal, and it is absolutely that simple. Anyone over the age of fourteen who persists in romanticizing these useless thugs ought to be ashamed of himself.
19:52 December 12, 2010 by SockRayBlue
The Hells Angels were a bunch of losers then as they are now in the US. How they ever got noticed in Germany is beyond me. Now they try to survive on old tales of deeds never done. The BS never ends.

Years ago we had a deputy sheriff stop an entire line of these idiots which he then walked along and kicked over every bike. They got the hint and moved on. I new the man and had worked with him. I also believe that story.
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