Attack in Hanau: No charges against the weapons authority

Kthe public prosecutor's office recognizes a fundamental misconduct Hanau at the weapons authority of the Main-Kinzig district in connection with the racist attack in Hanau on February 19, 2020. Investigations against members of the authority on the allegation of negligent homicide were discontinued. According to the public prosecutor's office, the reason for the investigation was, among other things, criminal charges for negligent homicide.

They were provided by the father and sister of Hamza Kurtović, who was killed in the Arena Bar, and the father of Vili Viorel Păun, whose son had been shot in the Kurt-Schumacher-Platz parking lot. It was alleged that the perpetrator of stop, who shot nine people, seriously injured several and then turned the gun on himself and his mother, illegally had a gun license. As a marksman, it had been granted to him.

Gun legal reliability

The employees of the weapons authority of the Main-Kinzig district were obliged in the public interest to prevent people from owning a weapon if there were concrete indications that the prerequisites for legal reliability and suitability for weapons were not met, according to the complainants.

In the case of the assassin, there were concrete indications that the responsible employees had failed to revoke or not to renew the gun license issued to the perpetrator before the crime due to a lack of reliability and suitability under the law on weapons.

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