"Disgust", "sense of abandonment", "excitement at the top of the State" : all the unions, from the guardians of the peace officers to the commissioners, have sounded the alarm after the statements of the minister who has advocated on Monday that "zero tolerance" against racism in the police and banned a number of techniques of apprehension. On Wednesday, the director general of the national police, Frédéric Calves, has received, together, to make the point, prior to their meeting in a bilateral meeting with the minister on Thursday (for the guardians of the peace) and Friday (for the officers and commissioners). The goal of Christophe Castaner will be to calm down the anger of the forces of law and order.
"there was a unanimous agreement among the various organisations", has provided the Agency France-Presse, Patrice Ribeiro, secretary general of Synergies Officers (CFE-CGC). The statements of the minister on Monday, "it is as if we had put a punch in the liver". "The commissioners are very put together, they have the impression to be released and disallowed," noted David le Bars, general secretary of the union of commissioners of police (SCPN-Unsa).
"A stigma systematic"
Tone the same for Philippe Capon, secretary general of Unsa-Police (guardians of peace), for which "the government of (the) has used to tackle a number of things : the yellow Vests, the protests against the pension reform, containment, etc". "And there, there is a problem in the United States and we will implement it in France. We need to stop putting everything on the backs of the forces of order," he said, denouncing "a stigma systematic" of the police. All have argued that "there are black sheep everywhere," and that he had to punish them, but without "generalize".
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They accuse the minister to have announced the ban of the "key bottleneck" without putting in place an alternative method. Fabien Vanhemelryck, secretary general of the Alliance, noted that this technique "no longer existed for the past 10 years," and requested that the minister set up a working group to define a new method of intervention. As a generalisation of the gun electrical stimulus, he believes that "this weapon intermediary is not a substitute for the new technique of intervention." Yves Lefebvre, general secretary of Unity SGP-FO, warns : "If the government persist and sign, the cops will stop everything, stop the arrests". "After the 'police bashing' for several days, we knew that there would be excitement at the top of the State, that they were going to shake the knees", says a union official.