in response to a request made by the mayor of Lille Martine Aubry, the minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin has promised Sunday, August 2 arrival by the end of the year 60 additional police officers in the city. "It lacks just about fifty police national in the agglomeration of Lille (...). In the month of September, those police officers that are missing will be completed, thirty at the finish of September, at the exit of the schools, the rest in the month of December", he assured. "By the end of the year it is sixty police officers in addition to that there will be in the agglomeration of Lille to return to the workforce, which are normally 1 845".
Gérald Darmanin was also of the view that "the video surveillance is not enough present in Lille" and arranged to have said Martine Aubry by phone, finding that additional cameras would assist in the "fight against trafficking of narcotic drugs, which are important in our city." "This is not only a question of traffickers neighborhoods, I hear it too often. There are also people, in the beautiful districts of Lille, and elsewhere, who use these illicit substances, cannabis, cocaine. The consumer should be penalised as the dealer should be penalized", he stressed.
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Martine Aubry satisfied
In a letter dated July 29, addressed to the minister, Martine Aubry asked him to "implement promptly a true plan of strengthening the human and material resources of the constituency of public security of Lille". "It is also, among other measures, to intensify cooperation with our european neighbours to stem the entry of drugs in the lille area", she continued.
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"These trades generate a delinquency, and a violence more and more unbearable for the residents who live in buildings that are truly put in cup set by dealers", she wrote again, reminding them that a woman had been injured in July in a district of Lille, called to have been a victim of a dealer. Gérald Darmanin has also refused to answer questions concerning his position as mayor of Tourcoing, where he went after this move "impromptu" announced to journalists less than an hour in advance. It announced on Friday that the election of his successor would finally take place "at the end of August", while he had initially expressed interest in an appointment to the end of July.