About ten months after the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, which killed 12 people and several dozens wounded, a report given to an independent magistrate confirms the numerous errors and shortcomings of the authorities in Berlin and other regions. The observer of the attack, the Tunisian Anis Amri, could have allowed to apprehend it upstream.
“All that was possible to do wrong was done. There have been errors, negligences, irregularities, organizational and structural deficiencies in all areas“. The final report of former judge Bruno Jost is final. After several months of investigation, the former magistrate draws up a balance without nuances.
Whereas Anis Amri was considered to be particularly dangerous in Berlin, his observation was best carried out from Monday to Friday. More seriously, the report considers that it would probably have been possible to apprehend Anis Amri several months before the attack on the Christmas market in Berlin in December. Not necessarily for his links with the Islamist scene but as a drug dealer.
The report also refers to the manipulations carried out by the Berlin Criminal Police after the attack to conceal its negligence. These passages are not legible in the official version of the report due to ongoing legal proceedings against the police officers concerned.