Arab gangs dominate organized crime in Berlin. Often made up of over a thousand members, the extended families find strength in numbers. Any member who breaks the code of silence risks his life.
Six suspected IS members have been detained by German authorities in anti-terror raids across the country. Refugees reportedly tipped off investigators about the men, who are suspected of planning to carry out an attack.
A refugee who was fitted with an electronic ankle tag monitor following violent behavior has been barred from Germany after leaving the country. Police had dropped an investigation into whether the man posed a threat.
German police have launched an investigation into the theft of a dozen Holocaust victim memorial stones in Berlin. A local politician said he suspects members of the far-right are behind the "Stolpersteine" theft.
Almost a year after Anis Amri drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, startling police "failures" in the case have come to light. An investigator said he could not fathom why the killer was not under surveillance.
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