Over 20 world leaders and distinguished guests are set to meet at the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany next month, requiring heavy security and police protection.
However, at least 220 officers from the Berlin police department will not be on the security team when the summit is held July 7-8, as they are in some serious hot water after being involved in a wild party incident involving brawls, public sex and stripteases.
The scandal reportedly started when two officers were celebrating their birthdays, and their fellow officers decided to throw a party – but this was no ordinary birthday party.
The birthday bash, which lasted until 6:30 am, included a female officer strip-dancing in a bathrobe with her service weapon, public sex and officers urinating in a group.
To excuse themselves afterward, the Berlin police stated on a Facebook page, “Yes, we partied,” and claimed they are only “human.”
The Daily Mail reported that officers admitted in a statement, “They drank, danced, pi**ed and, yes, apparently also bonked, as our press officer put it so well,” but said the officers are usually “very professional” when they are on duty.
“We invite you to get a personal picture of this professional work, and to convince yourselves that we are not party police, but rather we are the capital’s professional police force,” the statement read.
The local clubs have capitalized on the publicity, gleefully welcoming the officers to the clubbing scene. A club association spokesman, Lutz Leichsenring, issued the following statement:
“Barely 10 days before the meeting of the world’s political elites, Berlin’s operation team has fulfilled its function as role models and organised a great party – traditionally costumed in uniforms, with music and excessive live performances.”
Leichsenring told the officers, “We’re holding a few guest tickets for you in the club of your choice on your return.”
Berlin’s political elite do not think it’s funny, The Local reported.
The 220 officers have reportedly been “released from duty” by the Hamburg authorities, and will not have any part in providing security for the G20 summit, as the scandal has caused great embarrassment to the country.
Twitter has exploded with the hashtag #partypolizei, as details of the scandal exploded across front pages in Germany.
— Witold Pryjda (@Hardeyes) June 28, 2017
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