BERLIN— A far-right murder spree went undetected for years because German security services made scores of errors, partially because of institutional bias against immigrants, a parliamentary investigation concluded Thursday.
The special cross-party committee’s nearly 1,400-page report follows a 19-month review of how police and intelligence agencies failed to stop the so-called National Socialist Underground group from 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.
Committee members said police and domestic intelligence agencies were quick to attribute the slayings to organized crime by immigrant groups — never properly considering the possibility that the killings could have been racially motivated and linked. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.