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Investigation opened into comments made in a Whatsapp group of Parisian police officers

2020-10-29T16:20:48.216Z

An investigation was opened Thursday, October 29 for " non-public provocation to racial hatred " on racist remarks made by Parisian police in a private discussion group on Whatsapp, revealed by the Streetpress site, said the Paris prosecutor's office. The investigation was entrusted to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN). Read also: Racism: the dismissal of three police officer



An investigation was opened Thursday, October 29 for "

non-public provocation to racial hatred

" on racist remarks made by Parisian police in a private discussion group on Whatsapp, revealed by the Streetpress site, said the Paris prosecutor's office.

The investigation was entrusted to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN).

Read also: Racism: the dismissal of three police officers requested by the disciplinary council

The targeted WhatsApp group brings together 33 officials from the Bdep (Brigade of delegations and local surveys) of the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

The remarks of a racist or hate nature there "

are very minority

", specifies Streetpress which noted "

41 conversations

" of this type over eight months of exchanges examined.

In the exchanges noted by the site, "

bad taste

" of a racist nature, but also sexist insults including, on two occasions, in connection with cases of violence against women that the officials of the VIIIth arrondissement had to deal with .

The feminist collective "

We all

" denounced this week on Twitter "

serious facts

" on the part of "

people supposed to receive complaints from victims of violence

" and who "

must be punished

".

To read also: Castaner promises "a sanction" for "every fault" or racist word in the police

An investigation for “

moral harassment

” was also opened after the complaint of a black peacekeeper of 34 years, member of the brigade.

He says he was subjected to racist mockery from colleagues.

Even if it was on the "

tone of the laughter

", in the long run "

it becomes a little heavy

", he tells the site.

He also claims to have been “

humiliated

” by his superior.

This investigation was opened on September 14 and entrusted to the ethics department of the Paris police headquarters (SDSE), said the prosecution.

Source: lefigaro

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