Three opponents of CoV measures were answerable to a criminal judge in Salzburg on Monday & because they are said to have insulted and insulted police officers. A 51-year-old early retiree who is said to have called police a “corrupt bunch” has been convicted of defamation.
The man received six months conditional detention and a fine of 360 euros. In addition, two people from Salzburg caused a diversion, among other things, because of the statement “Fake Nazi civilian policeman”.
Hard traffic control allegations
The early retiree was verbally angry during a traffic check in March 2021 in Asten (Upper Austria). The police officers checked the mask requirement that applied at the time because four occupants were caught in the car. The man accused the two officers of “criminal acts”, spoke of “pure police arbitrariness”, called them “felons” and threatened them with a complaint. That’s why he was convicted of dangerous drone.
Official act and statements filmed
The accused filmed the official act in Asten and posted the video on his partner’s Facebook page. Therefore, these statements became accessible to a broad public. The accused did not come to the trial in the morning, he was represented by a lawyer. The judgment is not final. Neither the defense attorney nor the prosecutor made any statement.
Comments on photos of police officers on the web
In the afternoon, the second trial at the Salzburg Regional Court in connection with the CoV crisis took place. The two blameless accused, a 39-year-old man and a woman of the same age, showed themselves to be factual. On January 24, 2021, the man from Salzburg is said to have published recordings of police officers in civilian clothes in an Internet chat group during the so-called “Corona Sunday Walk” in the city of Salzburg and not only insulted them as “Fake Nazi civilian police officers”, but also mocked them as clowns .
Detour with probationary period
The accused woman, who was the administrator of the chat group with 536 members, is said to have posted with a laughing face under the comment from the Salzburger and under another insulting comment from the unknown owner of the group “Smileys”. The two Salzburg residents were charged with defamation and continued harassment through a telecommunications or computer system. The accused, as well as the public prosecutor, agreed to the diversion in the form of a provisional suspension of proceedings with a probationary period of two years.