A German police force has suspended 29 officers after they shared pictures of Adolf Hitler and doctored images of refugees in gas chambers, officials have confirmed.
The group of officers, which included men and women, are also accused of using far-right chat rooms where swastikas and other Nazi symbols were posted.
They are from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), to the west of Germany, and risk losing their jobs pending an investigation.
“This news has hit the police at its core. It is a disgrace for the NRW police,” said the state’s interior minister Herbert Reul on Wednesday.