If it were up to the accused police officer from Munich, the process could be over quickly: In the context of the police cocaine affair, the defendant Luca B. (name changed) made a confession at the beginning of the hearing. “He fully admits the facts,” says his defense attorney, Sevarion Kirkitadze.
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Consequently, B. had bought cocaine from a Munich dealer at least 100 times between 2016 and 2018. The Public Ministry takes on 144 cases. He is also accused of taking cocaine from the dealer before a police checkpoint and smuggling it into a club.
It is also said that he passed drugs and trafficked in one case. At Oktoberfest, according to the indictment, he smuggled drugs past checkpoints into a marquee.
Among the several officers who have been charged and who have already been convicted, Luca B., 35, born in Starnberg, is undoubtedly the most serious case. He himself has no illusions about getting away with a suspended sentence.
He won’t go back to the police.
In another cocaine complex case, another Munich police officer was recently sentenced to two and a half years in prison without parole for the purchase of cocaine in 69 cases.
B. states in his statement that he is considering what he will do “after serving my sentence”. In no case will he be able to return to the police force.
His testimony in court is sometimes quite moving. For example, he was unable to cope with the killing spree at the Olympia Mall in July 2016.
“It almost threw me off,” he says. She had the sister of a victim in her arms. In addition, there were many deaths in his circle of acquaintances, and his father was suffering from a serious illness.
He had massive insomnia and “drank more and more alcohol.” In a bar she met dealer Leo T. (name changed), who finally offered her a line of cocaine: “Then I felt better.”
Three to four grams a week.
At first he was invited by T., then he began to buy cocaine from him. In the end it was three to four grams a week. “At some point you can’t get out of it,” says B., “I didn’t have any control anymore.” He tried to separate his police service and drug use. And he kept thinking, “Hey, what I’m doing is not right.”
Leo T. and his cop deliveries were found by chance: drunk and on coke, he crashed his car into a garage door in April 2018.
As the police were already investigating him for possible drug offences, they kept him in custody. There he offered to unpack as a key witness to receive a lighter sentence. He thus he called the names of the policemen and others that he supplied.
Defendant Luca B. was suspended from his duties in 2018, contact with T. was broken, but he continued to use cocaine. According to the Public Ministry, he was hiding and was considered a fugitive, for which an arrest warrant was issued.
His fellow prisoners ‘hate cops’
He was arrested on October 4, 2021 and has been in Landshut custody ever since. There he had to hide his identity because his fellow inmates “hate the police.” Many would have the numbers 1-3-1-2 tattooed on their skin, this means “All cops are bastards”, all cops are bastards. That is another reason why B., says his lawyer, wants to avoid a long process.
Interesting are the insights into the trafficking system that the high-ranking police officer gives in his statement: Leo T. first handed out coke for free, especially at parties, and then sold it to police officers at cheaper “special prices.” .
There was also “five for the price of four”: the cops could have resold four portions at full price, and the fifth would have been free.
A lay judge wants to know how the defendant is planning his future after the expected prison sentence. B. thinks that he would like to attend a technical university and then study psychology.