The interior ministry in North Rhine-Westphalia commanded the police to delete the word rape in the internal police report made after the Cologne New Year’s Eve mass sexual assaults.

According to the Local Germany, a chief superintendent in the Cologne police told the parliamentary investigative committee established to examine the handling of the Cologne case that the interior ministry in North Rhine-Westphalia tried to influence the police investigations.

The officer said that when a min...

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