Because a police officer of the special unit Cobra 2018 saved a girl in his spare time, who was apparently harassed by three asylum seekers, he was now sentenced to a fine in Eisenstadt. The asylum seekers had even attacked him violently.
In the summer of 2018, a 37-year-old police officer sat on a park bench with his wife in the early hours of the morning after a public festival.Three young men who approached the couple with kissing gestures and “fucky, fucky” shouts, the elite policeman was able to turn them away.Then he noticed that the three men approached and began talking to a 17-year-old girl sitting a few meters away and, in his perception, sexually harassed her. So the officer intervened and tried to de-escalate the situation without success. The young men turned to the officer and his wife.When the man revealed himself to be a policeman, the badge was knocked out of his hand. In the ensuing scuffle, both the officer and his wife were injured, as well as an Iraqi “refugee”. They had to be taken from the ambulance to the hospital for treatment.In January of this year, the policeman and his wife were finally brought to court. The trial had to be postponed, however, because the Iraqi had gone into hiding as an alleged victim, and the two other parties involved – Afghans – gave partly contradictory statements.Now the judgement was passed. Among other things, the police officer and his wife were convicted of assault and defamation.He received seven months on probation and a fine of 11,700 Euros, she got eight months on probation.Since the couple’s defense attorney announced an appeal, the verdict is not final. The lawyer had also presented a psychological report from the police, which described the man as an impeccable policeman. In addition, the defence lawyer had stressed that his client had simply shown civil courage.