The "fear of the gendarme" seems to have been relegated to the rank of expressions obsolete. For long months the forces of order are more targeted by violent attacks, or death. The latest drama in the date back to Thursday morning, with the death of a police officer of 43 years at le Mans (Sarthe), hit by a vehicle whose driver was attempting to flee. And this hit is not the only one to have tried, in vain, in his case, to evade the public authority.
for instance, last year, nearly 24,000 refusal to obey orders that have been recorded by police and gendarmes, suggest our colleagues of Figaro on Thursday. A quick calculation makes it possible to grasp the magnitude of the phenomenon : the forces of order in the face of the disobedience of the French, every 30 minutes on average. The number of outrages has also jumped by 5.3% compared to 2018 : agents have suffered 28 558 names of birds. 36 043 acts of violence against men and women in uniform have also been recorded in 2019, says Le Figaro.
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30 wounded per day
The year 2019, which is rich in movements of social protest, notably with the protests of yellow Vests, has seen a large number of police and gendarmes go through the box hospital. Thus, 11 217 were injured during a mission (7 399 police officers and 3 818 gendarmes), or 30 per day.
And the thought 2020 promises to be just as ruthless. "Even if the year 2020 should be analysed in the light of the health crisis and the period of confinement, we have to deplore 3 844 injured on a mission during the first half," laments the ministry of the Interior in the columns of the Figaro. Place Beauvau ensures follow very closely this " worrying trend ".
dedicated email Address, freephone number... the minister of The Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced on Monday, August 3, the creation of an "assistive device" designed to " meet the expectations of the police and their families in the face of these difficult situations ". "Officers of all corps of the national police make up the team responsible for responding to calls and requests. The police officer victim must be able to have recourse very quickly to a person who listens to, advises and directs in his steps ", develops Beauvau.Date Of Update: 06 August 2020, 09:33