According to Darmanin, there is no divorce between the police and the population - The Point

Gérald Darmanin maintains its positions. "I don't share the fact that there has been a divorce between the police and its people ", said the minister of the

According to Darmanin, there is no divorce between the police and the population - The Point

Gérald Darmanin maintains its positions. "I don't share the fact that there has been a divorce between the police and its people ", said the minister of the Interior, testifying on Monday, 30 November, by the Law commission of the national Assembly, after a series of police violence. "There has not reconnect, this thread has never been lost, but there has to be understanding of the difficulties that are faced by police officers and to understand also how the population wants today the exercise of legitimate force ", he also said.

The Interior minister has also reaffirmed his support and trust to the prefect of police of Paris, Didier Lallemant. "The prefect Lallement has a boss, it is the minister of the Interior," pointed out Gérald Darmanin. "I have neither love nor hatred of the prefect Lallement. (...) This is an official worker, who I have never lied, which operates one of the positions is more difficult in France. And I found since I'm in the position that it does not fail in his duties ", he said.

A "initial training more important" for police officers

Reaffirming that the acts committed by the police officers involved in the beating of the music producer Michel Zecler were " unspeakable ", Gérald Darmanin stated that "the individuals are not a all," warning that he " doesn't accept that it undermines the institution of the police and the gendarmerie ". "Why are these acts ? he continued. Probably because of individual behavior, can also be structural problems that do not date from yesterday. "It is necessary" to give the police of the Republic, the national gendarmerie, the means of the example that is required of them, "said the minister during this hearing, before the list, according to him, the" seven deadly sins " facing the forces of law and order.

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the First sin to his eyes, " the little training that we offer to our police officers ". "Initial training" that should be " more important ". To hire more staff, after the attacks of 2015, the initial formation (period of education in the school of police) had been reduced from 12 to 8 months. The minister also stressed the importance of training throughout the life. "We need to "police" most training hours ", has also said the minister.

Improving the coaching on the field

Gérald Darmanin edge then the frame. "One of the difficulties is that there are not enough heads, sub-heads present in the street. (...) It is necessary to recreate a body through support in the field. (...) To be on the ground is the most noble of functions. "He also wants to additional resources. The department has achieved one billion euros in the stimulus plan to renovate the police stations, to change its fleet of vehicles, etc Gérald Darmanin has estimated that it would take more resources still. He spoke of the generalization of the cameras-pedestrians in July 2021, what he had already announced and released this fall.

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The fifth sin is the general Inspectorate of the national police (IGPN). The minister of the Interior has recalled that " any body has her inspection ". The IGPN " is both a service inspection and investigation service of justice ". It has been estimated that, if there should be a reform, it should focus on the obligation to implement the recommendations of administrative sanctions " that have been made by the IGPN. "If it was as bad as this, the prosecutor of the Republic, "Paris" would not have been seized " to investigate the acts of violence committed by police officers on the producer Michel Zecler, he pointed out. So far, he says he is ready to " look at everything ", that is to say, to put an independent figure at its head.

Among other problems, the under-sizing of the workforce for the maintenance of order. In this regard, it has been argued that, during the evacuation of the migrants ' camp in the heart of Paris on Monday last, the units that were made were not those specially trained in the maintenance of order, due to lack of available staffing. Finally, the seventh sin : the link with the population. It has proposed to increase to 30 000 the reserve police officers, the same level as that of the constables.

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Updated Date: 01 December 2020, 05:33

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