Police Official Removed from Post for Making Anti-semitic Remarks

The superintendent of police of Groningen in the northeastern part of The Netherlands, Leender Wit, has been removed from his post by the Minister of the Interior for having made anti-Semitic remarks. At a closed meeting with some police officers last autumn he reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks about Jewish Labor politicians, one of whom is a young Alderman in Groningen. Some of those present at the meeting reported the matter and an investigation was ordered.

Wit said he could not remember having made these remarks and that he certainly is not ant-Semitic. He said if he did make the remarks he regrets them and offers his apologies. However, the Labor Mayor of Groningen said he did not think this was sufficient. Wit will now be transferred elsewhere.

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