The German Police Union (DPolG) President Rainer Wendt warned in an interview with the “Die Welt” that the police have to make cuts in other areas due to the high burden the refugee crises places on law enforcement. This sometimes has fatal consequences he says.
The number of fatalities is rising in Germany, because the police lacking traffic monitoring, according to Wendt, traffic monitoring was partially come to a complete standstill. The German goal, to decrease the number of road deaths 40 per cent by 2020 will be clearly missed. "The number of fatalities even rises again," said Wendt. He lamented the lack of processing capacity and legal obligations, because of which police capacities were, used inefficiently.
The police would "have to withdraw from some areas, which is under active consideration" he said further. He suggested cancelling football matches below the professional tiers, "in which there are hazards of violence amongst fans, because we cannot send policemen simply". Wendt also is for not providing any card quotas for guest fans anymore. "Then you only in front of the fans of the home team. The Dutch have been doing so, even in the professional league," he said.