The same day, he announced the ban on a rally in tribute to Adama Traore. The prefect of Paris police Didier Lallement addressed his support Tuesday to the police facing "accusations of violence and racism", while rallies denouncing "police violence" are announced in an international context marked by the American riots.
"I know the punishment that is yours in front of accusations of violence and racism, repeated endlessly by social networks and certain groups of activists," wrote Didier Lallement in an email, according to information from Mediapart confirmed by the police Department.
"For the French citizens that we are, an accusation is not enough to make a truth," he adds to the 27,500 police officers of the agglomeration. The police of the Parisian agglomeration is neither violent, nor racist: they act within the framework of the right for the freedom of all ”.
"Requirement of impartiality and excellence"
“I will not allow an institution to be soiled, whose role in the great moments of the history of this country has been essential. There is no race in the police, no more than racialized or racist oppressors, he says. There are civil servants who are committed to freedom, equality and fraternity and that on a daily basis! "
"If some of us fail in the requirement of impartiality and excellence that is ours, they will be punished as they have been to date," he says. But I will not accept that some individual actions call into question the republican bulwark that we are against delinquency and those who dream of chaos and anarchy. "
Tuesday morning, the prefecture of police had denounced in a tweet "the systematic inadmissible questioning of the police intervening in difficult contexts with hostile crowd".
. @ prefpolice denounces the inadmissible systematic questioning of 👮♂️interveners in difficult contexts with hostile crowd like this Thursday from # 20è for the complicated arrest of 1 individual driving under stupas + alcohol despite cancellation of the CP + outrage + rebellion pic.twitter.com/P9JamiiyKH- Police Prefecture (@prefpolice) June 2, 2020
Interrogated Tuesday afternoon during questions to the government by deputy LFI of Seine-Saint-Denis Sabine Rubin, the Minister of the Interior also defended the police "who protect women and men in this country from everything, including of racism ”.
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“There is a Republican police force that is engaged day and night for the safety of our fellow citizens. We fight racism with force and we do it on all fronts whenever it is necessary, "insisted Christophe Castaner.
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These statements come after a rally on Monday in Bondy (Seine-Saint-Denis) to demand "justice for Gabriel", a 14-year-old boy seriously injured in the eye during a police arrest.
At the end of May, the singer and actress Camélia Jordana had affirmed that "men and women who go to work every morning in the suburbs [...] are massacred for no other reason than their skin color". The Minister of the Interior had judged these words "untrue and shameful".
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