German minister ‘told police to remove the word “rape” from reports about mass migrant sex attacks in Cologne on new Year’s Eve’
- Claims a senior police officer was urged to remove word ‘rape’ from reports
- Allegedly given the order by the interior ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia
- Ralf Jäger is facing calls to stand down but has since denied the allegation
- Internal report drawn up morning after New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne
By Allan Hall In Berlin for MailOnline
Published: 09:08, 7 April 2016
A German state minister allegedly tried to pressure police in Cologne to remove the word rape from reports about the mass sexual assaults committed by asylum seekers on New Year’s Eve.
Cologne’s Express newspaper claimed that the interior ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia pressured a senior police officer to delete ‘rape’ from an internal report issued on January 1.
‘KHK told me that the state control centre wanted the report cancelled and the expression “rape” deleted,’ read a document written by another police officer which was printed by the Express.