German police probe promised

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Manfred Kanther was sworn in as Germany's Interior Minister yesterday and immediately promised to tackle the issue that toppled his predecessor: the unexplained police killing of an alleged terrorist and suspected Red Army Faction member, Wolfgang Grams, Reuter reports from Bonn.

Mr Kanther's task is to scythe through a web of police evasion to find out if Grams was killed in cold blood, and to sharpen the law-and-order profile of Chancellor Helmut Kohl's coalition as it heads for elections next year. He made clear all the facts had still not been collected, more than two weeks after Grams' death at Bad Kleinen railway station.