Udo Behrendes

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Udo Behrendes, senior police officer (retired), served as an officer in North Rhine-Westphalia from 1972 to 2015, and most recently as head of the Cologne police headquarters management staff. Since the late 1980s, he led police operations during several hundred demonstrations. In the mid-1990s, he was a founding member of the “Bonner Forum BürgerInnen und Polizei e.V.”, an experiment that promoted dialogue between protestors and police.

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