In the meantime, it can hardly be made out how many special meetings of the interior committee in the Hessian state parliament there have already been to the police scandal.

Basically, it's always about the same questions and the same allegations: police officers from Frankfurt are suspected of right-wing extremist statements.

Hardly anything has come out of these meetings so far.

Perhaps also because the wrong accents have been set.

Because the suspected cases that have been around for more than three years are not a political scandal.

It is a systemic crisis that is now affecting the police at all levels.

This time the suspicion is directed at executives who are said to have manipulated investigations into the right-wing extremist statements.

The head of the internal investigation himself is in the forefront. It is the person who, as the main department head for official offenses, as it is correctly called, is the master of all internal procedures.

Regardless of the chats it is supposed to be about, that's what's really explosive about this case.

There's a lot to work on

It may be reassuring that there is no evidence so far that the head of the internal investigation is said to have warned colleagues in other cases.

But the exam is still ongoing.

So far, the focus has been on possible connections with the investigations into the threatening letters under the keyword NSU 2.0.

In the meantime, a completely different scenario is being played out in the police headquarters itself: namely alleged connections to the chats in the SEK.

The head of official offenses once belonged to this unit.

And not only he, but also one of the other accused superiors from the investigation department, who is also said to have warned officials about the internal investigations.

There is a lot to work through at the Frankfurt police headquarters.

The path might still be painful.

When that has happened, however, it will be time to calm down again - in the interests of those who are not guilty of anything.