A brigade of gendarmerie of the Ain is in turmoil. Two women constables, part of a group, have filed a complaint for acts of sexual harassment within the brigade. The floor of Bourg-en-Bresse comes to decide whether to open an investigation. As is customary, an investigation "of command" (internal to the force) will also be performed, said Wednesday the prosecutor's office.
The investigation "has been ordered by the public prosecutor," said the latter to explain not being able to communicate other items at this stage. The investigations should allow to determine if the facts are proven ". Women today represent about 20% of the manpower of the gendarmerie, where they were not accepted before the 1970s. Until 1982, they were only part of the administrative staff.
Marlène Schiappa responds
" The women involved in the forces of the college must be able to exercise their mission without this sexual harassment unacceptable ! I'm the guarantee, " responded in a tweet to the minister responsible for Citizenship Marlène Schiappa. "The force of the Ain has taken its responsibilities, the light is in the process of being made #NeRienLaisserPasser ", adds the former secretary of State in charge of Equality between women and men.Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 13:33