Equipment and training: Germany supports police build-up in Croatia
The Croatian police are known for their brutality and human rights violations at the country’s external borders, yet the German governments continues to train them. Number plate scanners, thermal imaging cameras and vehicles could be used for pushbacks in violation of international law. Croatia has been an official member of the European Union since 2013. […]
Can police databases kill?
It is hardly possible for asylum seekers to correct wrong entries in German information systems. In North Rhine-Westphalia, these false entries led to the death of Amad Ahmad. In Hesse, too, this digital police arbitrariness is now becoming evident. On 29 September 2018, Amad Ahmad, originally from Syria, died of his burn injuries in the […]
Police in Austria use facial recognition for demonstrations
The comparison of police photographs in Austria and Germany was provided by the Cognitech company from Dresden. In both countries the technology was used in investigations after political assemblies. In future, the EU wants to make facial image searches possible in all member states. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Austria also uses its […]