Around 220 Berlin police officers were sent to Hamburg to help maintain law and order for the incoming July 7-8 G20 summit to be attended by world leaders, but which is also being anticipated to attract tens of thousands of anti-globalization protesters, as well. Instead of waiting and preparing security details for the global event, however, the more than 200-strong police forces have to be sent back home to Berlin after creating a public scandal by throwing a wild party topped with public sex in their accommodations in Hamburg.
The local media reported that the officers threw a scandalous party before assuming their duties, with some seen even having sex in public, urinating in a group against a fence and strip-dancing with weapons.
Local B.Z. Daily even reported that one female officer was seen dancing on a table dressed only in a bathrobe with a weapon in her hand. The paper published photos of the officers posing with their heavy drinks, and the dining site which was left in disarray after the wild party broke up at around 6:30 already in the morning of the following day.
Public broadcaster RBB reported that at least one officer was also involved in a “punch-up” with a colleague from the western city of Wuppertal.
Berlin police had to make the embarrassing confirmation of the German cops’wild party on Twitter. They posted the message: “Our police chiefs were told that our hundred-strong back-up force to Hamburg have been prematurely released from duty. The reason was misconduct at their accommodations on site.”
The Berlin police also added that statements will be taken and draw consequences from that.
Berlin security chief Andreas Geisel has expressed disappointment with what happened and found the incident alarming. He said: “the work of the Berlin police cannot be hurt by such incidents."