German police warn of security gaps after French attacks

While German intelligence listed the Charlie Hebdo attackers as radical Islamists, no direct link between the French attacks and Germany has been found. But police unions are calling for more powers to combat terrorism.

Representatives of Germany’s police force on Saturday called for better financing to help protect German citizens from terrorism.

Arnold Plickert, deputy head of the German police union GdP, told public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk that to combat the dangers posed by terrorists, police needed not just more personnel but also more powers. He added that funding for domestic security had been reduced to almost nothing in recent years.
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Source News: DW