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Greek island police chief pictured giving Nazi salute in Germany

The head of the main police precinct on the Saronic island of Hydra, who was photographed giving a Nazi salute in a transport museum in Germany, has been the focus of an internal investigation since July, sources said on Monday.

The police chief was identified as Giorgos Kagalos on Sunday by Ethnos newspaper, which published a photo of him posing in front of a red locomotive bearing an eagle and swastika at the Nuremberg Transport Museum.

According to the newspaper the photograph was taken in March 2011.

A Greek prosecutor has the officer’s case file but, according to sources, has been unable to bring charges against him due to insufficient evidence.

Performing the Nazi salute is a criminal offense under German law, punishable with up to three years in prison.