Hunt for German neo-Nazis was 'complete disaster'
FILE - In this Aug, 6, 2014 file picture defendant Beate Zschaepe , center, enters the court room at the Higher Regional Court in Munich, Germany. Beate Zschaepe is accused of being a founding member of the far right National Socialist Underground (NSU) terror cell and faces charges of complicity in the murder of nine Turkish and Greek immigrants and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007 An official inquiry has concluded that police and security services in Germany bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree. Lawmakers in the eastern state of Thuringia say efforts to find the fugitive trio after their disappearance in 1998 were a “complete disaster.” A 1,895-page report published Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 lists a string of errors by investigators who failed to follow up leads that could have led to the arrest of the group calling itself National Socialist Underground. (AP Photo/dpa, Peter Kneffel,file)