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In terms of being a Law Enforcement official in Philadelphia, there might be a little left to be desired. As part of becoming a police officer a background check in standard but sometimes what you need to know is literally right under your nose. That’s what they found out with one police officer in particular with a Nazi tattoo on his left arm.

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From a photo posted on Facebook by Evan Parrish Matthews showed the now identified officer Ian Hans Lichterman with a Nazi Party tattoo called a “Partileader”. That’s not all, according to Philadelphia’s anti-facist activists, Lichterman has long ties with white supremacist groups and a member of the Blood of Honour as an “International network of Neo-Nazi organization.” It is also said that he has pictures of him partaking in Nazi reenactments.

Lichterman’s identity hasn’t been confirmed by Philadelphia police but he is listed on the departments payroll and was present in a 9/11 remembrance event in 2011 as an officer. The police department has issued a statement.

“The Philadelphia Police Department is aware of the image being displayed and circulated on social media. The post and photograph of the officer with tattoos displayed on his forearms was brought to our attention this morning, and we have forwarded it to internal affairs for review.

Currently, the department does not have a specific policy regarding the wearing /displaying of tattoos; however, the department will quickly move to assess and determine the appropriate policy moving forward.

The Department does not condone anything that can be interpreted as offensive, hateful or discriminatory in any form. This is a very sensitive topic for both the citizens that we serve as well as the officers providing service to the public. We must ensure that all constitutional rights are adhered to while at the same time ensuring public safety and public trust aren’t negatively impacted.”