The attack in Berlin: an investigation has revealed serious shortcomings of the police
The investigation into last year’s terrorist attack on a Christmas fair in Berlin, which under the wheels of a truck killed 12 people, has identified serious errors made by the German police and security services.
The initiator of the investigation was made by the Senate of Berlin. The report says that the police missed a series of opportunities to arrest and deport a Tunisian Anise Amri, who had organized the attack.
It has long been known that Amri adhere to Islamist views, is a security risk, the report said. The police could arrest him on charges related to the distribution and use of drugs, even before December 19, when the attack occurred.
The day he entered the territory of the lively Christmas market on the square Breitscheidplatz, crushed to death 12 people and causing severe injury and maiming dozens of others.