German cop faces CRIMINAL CHARGES for calling Angela Merkel 'INSANE'
A GERMAN police officer is facing criminal proceedings after he allegedly branded Chancellor Angela Merkel "insane".The officer, from the western city of Solingen, could be fined three months' wages if found guilty of slander.
He is said to have made the comments at an event held by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party earlier this month.
The anti-immigrant AfD is strongly opposed to Mrs Merkel's open-door refugee policy.After Monday night's horrific Berlin terror attack, a host of leading AfD politicians blamed the embattled Chancellor.
Vice-chair Beatrix von Storch said: "It is not possible to let in so many refugees and as far as we know the terrorist was one of them.
"We have to look after our security and for the needs of our people. We will not be able to help everyone in need by taking them in."And outspoken party leader Frauke Petry said Mrs Merkel's liberal refugee policy was "careless".
She said: "We cannot go on denying there is a link between Merkel's migration policy and these attacks.
"The worst case is that we get four more years of Merkel, and that means four more years of doing nothing to fix the problem."During a press conference on Tuesday, Mrs Merkel said she was "shocked and very saddened" by the events in the German capital.She told reporters: "Twelve people that were amongst us yesterday, that were looking forward to the Christmas season, are no longer with us."
And she said it would be "repugnant" if the attacker turned out to be an asylum seeker who Germans had welcomed with open arms. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/746883/Angela-Merkel-Germany-police-refugee-migrant-crisis-AFD-Berlin-terror-attack