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).
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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 "
" of this type over eight months of exchanges examined.
In the exchanges noted by the site, "
" 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 "
" denounced this week on Twitter "
" on the part of "
people supposed to receive complaints from victims of violence
" and who "
must be punished
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An investigation for “
” 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 “
” 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.