The time is not for self-criticism at the Ministry of the Interior, or at the Paris police chiefs, despite the chaos that occurred Saturday night near the Stade de France, Saint-Denis, where the Champions League final was held. Police unions and agents who were present at the headquarters on Saturday recognized "a concern about the level of coordination of police" by Paris police headquarters, as well as "a lack of adaptability when things go wrong".
The same speech will be given Monday at the meeting organised by Amelie Oudea–Castera, Minister of Sports. It is intended to review the dysfunctions between the sports organizers, the Stade de France consortium, and Didier Lallement, prefect of Paris police. Gerald Darmanin will be represented by. Saturday evening's Minister of the Interior set the tone immediately by naming "the thousands of British supporters" who have counterfeit tickets or no tickets as troublemakers. This was immediately followed by Prefecture of Police.
The thousands of people who gathered against the barriers and the intrusion attempts by young men, as well as the tear gas used by police to stop them from entering gave rise to the perception of "a brothel with no name", according even to police unionists. Didier Lallement, who is often criticized for his brutal methods of maintaining order, responded to the criticism by declaring that he would pursue legal action against "the massive fraud with fake banknotes". They were not given any figures.
Loubna Atta said that there was a danger that people would be crushed against railings, that there would be serious injuries and even death. It was going wrong, there was a complete Tourniquet embolism. Didier Lallement recommends an increase in the workforce for high-risk matches. However, Didier Lallement believes that the system in place on Saturday – already substantial with almost 7,000 police officers and gendarmes - "has provided the essentials: to ensure a smooth run of the match and the safety of festivities without any deaths or serious injury."
He also notes the "essential role of fan zones", which are designed to accommodate Liverpool and Real Madrid supporters separately. Gregory Joron (SGP Police Unit), however, feels that it is too easy to blame police for the French police being criticized by the foreign media. He also felt that the problem was caused by counterfeit tickets and poor organization by sports authorities. Then, there was "a descent by individuals who came to rob spectators".
Patrice Ribeiro (synergie officers) described the same phenomenon as delinquency. He said that it was "new" to see young people acting in groups, possibly unaccompanied minors. It was the largest scale we had ever seen. He said that spectators were stripped to their core, even their clothes. These scenes continued until the wee hours of the morning. On Saturday, police officers described several scenes of snatching, but they requested anonymity. "It didn't stop. One said, "We've seen many teams fly."
He said that "it was poorly managed" and criticised the decision to "put the local staff in static, when they are the ones with the most local delinquency." It was inconsistent." It was chaotic," said another. Gregory Joron said that there was a problem with "coordination" among the various forces mobilized, and "adaptation" when unexpected events occur. Patrice Ribeiro believes that the system of stewards is under-dimensioned.