The police didn’t notice the pictures Anise amry with weapons and firearms that were on his phone confiscated a few months before committing the terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin in December 2016. About it reports Deutsche Welle with reference to the broadcasting company rbb.
As it became known rbb, 18 February 2016, the police confiscated the mobile phone of Amri. On it, in particular, stored photos, which is a native of Tunisia, was posing with a gun, a knife and a machete. The Federal criminal police office does not exclude that with this gun Anis Amri killed pole – truck driver, which he later used for a terrorist attack.
However, the automatic program missed these pictures among 12 thousand images because of their low quality. The Minister of internal Affairs of the Federal state of North Rhine – Westphalia Herbert Reul called the incident a mistake, which should not happen, and announced the re-examination of standards for the processing of large data sets in the local police. At the same time, if the police found photos amry with weapons, it still would not be sufficient ground for his detention, said Raul.
In July, the investigator for particularly important cases of Bruno Jost found that Anise Amri could have arrested before the attack for drug trafficking, if one of the commissioners of the Berlin police promptly made a report and notified the Prosecutor about suspicions against native Tunisia.
In March the interior Minister of Germany Thomas de Maiziere said that law enforcement agencies could request protective custody for Amri at the end of October 2016, after Tunisia confirmed the identity of the Islamist.
19 Dec truck crashed into a Christmas market in Central Berlin. As a result of incident 12 people were killed and over 50 injured. The German authorities called the incident a terrorist attack. Amri was declared in the international search and 23 December in Milan killed during a shootout with police.