In addition, the police officer is said to have advised the wanted man to stay abroad. The judgment is final.
“Is there an arrest warrant already? Please help me!”
The officially known Bosnian who lives in Tennengau – his criminal record extract shows 16 entries – was in Slovenia at the time. He was just wanted for a number of offenses and contacted the police officer in Salzburg. “Is there an arrest warrant? Help me, please!” He wrote via a messenger service. The investigator confirmed this. “Can you do something?” Typed the Bosnian. “I have to look at that in detail,” replied the officer. The 33-year-old wrote that he was in Slovenia and would not surrender. He is innocent. “Then you’d better stay in Slovenia,” said the defendant.
When the Bosnian said whether it was a European arrest warrant, the police officer is said to have looked at the wanted information and told the 33-year-old that it was an Austrian arrest order. “I lean far out of the window when I give you such information,” the officer wrote. The Bosnian nevertheless traveled to Austria a few days later. He was arrested and sentenced to prison by the court in the fall of 2020.
Where did the two pitchers come from
The two men can reveal each other. They first came into contact when the Bosnian did not return from a prison exit and was arrested by the accused officer. Later, there were random meetings at which the 33-year-old brought himself into play as an informant for upcoming drug deals and thus aroused the interest of the police.
Suspended officer convicted
The conviction of the currently suspended officer today in line with the indictment. The public prosecutor had accused him of abuse of office, violation of official secrecy and favoritism. “He should have realized that the disclosure of information could have thwarted the arrest,” said the prosecutor. The policeman had known that the defendant would face a conviction and a long prison term.
“I know why I am sitting here,” said the currently suspended officer to judge Madeleine Vilsecker, speaking of “stupidity”. He confessed to abuse of office, but not to accusation of favoritism. “There was no close relationship. I don’t see why I should have evaded him from prosecution.” As an investigator, however, he always maintained a certain relationship of trust with his customers – “because it is so stress-free.” It was also clear to him that the Bosnian would return to Austria. “He has a child here under he was socialized here.”
Because the imposed penalty is not fixed for one year, and the unconditional part was not exceeded for more than six months, it is also not associated with a loss. Incidentally, the Bosnian also had to answer in court – namely because of the official’s appointment to abuse of office. Since he was also charged with other offenses, his verdict will be given at a later date.