dusseldorf - The investigation into the events at the turn of the year 2015-2016 in Cologne, when more than a thousand women were harassed, robbed and assaulted, has been completed. Criminologist and psychologist Rudolf Egg Monday was the last expert witness who was questioned. The inquiry heard the statements of 178 people during 59 sitting days.
Egg issued resolutions victims whose cases he read a voice. ' Many women knew that their return would hardly lead to convictions because they could not identify the perpetrators. This research is in any case clear that they are taken seriously, that nothing is downplayed or ignored '.
He quoted one of the many for whom the New Year's celebration was a nightmare: ' I felt no man but an object. ' The professor from Wiesbaden concluded that such a thing has never happened before in Germany or elsewhere in Europe on this scale. ' It was a helpless night- the victims and the rescuers. '
After the argument of Egg awaits the committee still a tough job. At the end of March the thousands of pages must findings are molded into a final report.