BERLIN (AFP) - The head of the domestic intelligence agency in the German capital said Wednesday she was stepping down after it emerged that key files on the neo-Nazi scene were shredded on her watch. Claudia Schmid, who had held the job at the Berlin division of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution since 2001, handed in her resignation to the city-state’s top security official, Frank Henkel. “Ms Schmid asked me to be reassigned. She wants to clear the way for a managed fresh start,” he told the intelligence committee of the state legislature. “I agreed to this request.”