Berlin (dpa) – AfD member of parliament Karsten Hilse has been fined 3,000 euros for resisting police officers on the sidelines of a demonstration. A penalty order was issued against him by the Tiergarten District Court.
The accused accepted this penalty order for 20 daily rates of 150 euros each, and the judgment became final on March 4, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday. This does not mean that the politician has a criminal record. Hilse informed the dpa that he did not recognize that he had acted “criminal relevant”. The “Tagesspiegel” had previously reported.
According to the verdict, Hilse (57) resisted on November 18, 2020 when police officers wanted to take his personal details because he was not wearing a face mask on the sidelines of a demonstration against the Corona rules in the Berlin government district. According to the court, he was also unable to produce a valid doctor’s certificate.
Hilse, himself a police officer and a member of the Bundestag for the AfD since 2017, criticized on Thursday that the investigations against the police officers who had deprived him of his freedom had been discontinued. Witnesses were not heard, the investigation was one-sided. He accepted the penalty order because there was a lot of media interest in a court hearing and he wanted to protect his family.