DAccording to a report, the federal police have initiated disciplinary proceedings against speed skater Claudia Pechstein. The reason is Pechstein’s appearance at the CDU policy convention in June in service uniform, reported the “image”. According to the police service regulation, the service clothing “may not be worn at political events,” according to the newspaper in the letter initiating the procedure. There was no “permission or permission to wear the uniform”.
It was also criticized that Pechstein had commented on “general political issues” without making it clear that this was a “purely personal opinion”. Pechstein and the federal police did not want to comment on the request of “Bild”.
Pechstein’s appearance had triggered widespread criticism. In addition to the uniform, that was also due to the content of her speech, in which she was supposed to talk about strengthening club and school sport. Pechstein also addressed general political issues. She called for faster deportations of rejected asylum seekers and was critical of gender language.
Pechstein himself had stated that he had consulted both a federal police union representative and a supervisor prior to the appearance. She was therefore free to appear in uniform. According to one report Pechstein had not asked permission to appear in uniform. “Mrs. Pechstein has not reported her appearance to the currently responsible superiors, i.e. neither the hundred management nor the department management,” quoted the RND newspapers from the Federal Ministry of the Interior’s response to a Greens request.