Hesse, Germany: State Police President resigns
Udo Münch
Udo Münch Credit: Polizei Hesse (Public Domain)

The Hessian state police chief Udo Münch resigns after a lack of investigation into a right-wing network within the police. In the past threatening emails to lawyers and left-wing politicians in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden have been sent by a network that describes itself as NSU 2.0. Münch has reportedly not investigated the possible connection of illegal data requests made from police computers with the threatening emails.

Udo Münch stated that missing out to inform the interior ministry promptly and with the necessary care did not happen with malicious intent, but stated that he will bear the consequences. He has asked to be transferred into early retirement.