German lawmakers cite major errors, security service biases, in probe of neo-Nazi killings

A German parliamentary investigation into a far-right murder spree that went undetected for years has found that security services made scores of errors, partially because of institutional bias against immigrants.

The nearly 1,400-page report released Thursday follows a 19-month review of how police and intelligence agencies failed to stop the National Socialist Underground group killing eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007.

The group was only linked to the killings after two main members died in a murder-suicide after a botched 2011 bank robbery. The third suspected main member is now on trial.

The cross-party committee says authorities didn't properly consider the possibility that the killings were racially motivated, partly because of their own biases. It calls for more minorities in the security services.