These are probably only the first waves of a major scandal for part of the Seine-Saint-Denis police force. Cars and changing rooms with sound systems, eavesdropping, spinning ... The IGPN, the police, have deployed considerable resources to try to substantiate the suspicions weighing on dozens of police officers from the Seine-Saint-Denis security company (CSI 93 ).
Since Monday, six police officers have been in police custody, including four peacekeepers and a crossing guard. They are accused of a host of facts: violence by persons holding public authority, extortion, forgery and use of forgeries, theft, possession and transportation of narcotics. The investigation opened in the greatest secrecy by the Bobigny prosecution started more than a year ago following the report of the head of the SCI, expressing suspicion on some of his men.
Numerous searches carried out
These six officials are in particular suspected of having carried out false procedures to neutralize two people, whom they considered as dealers. The police would not have hesitated to place narcotics in the affairs of those concerned to arrest them. Violence has even been committed against the arrested, some sources even mentioning "the use of electric pulse pistols to confess to some where they were hiding the money from the deal".
One of the alleged victims filmed his arrest with his mobile phone before the police molested him and destroyed the device. But video surveillance images would accredit the accusations of the victim who also filed a complaint against the officials.
On Monday, numerous searches with dogs specialized in the search for narcotic drugs were carried out in the homes of officials, but also in their workplaces, especially in the locker rooms of the ITUC. According to our information, the IGPN police were intrigued by two unassigned lockers. While in police custody, some of the officers, less involved, began to recognize the facts while others remained silent.
Other company police officers involved?
These police officers on duty in 93 depend on the Directorate of Local Security of the Paris agglomeration (DSPAP) of the Paris police headquarters. The Paris prefect of police, Didier Lallement, has already decided to initiate a reflection on the reorganization of the CSI 93 police units. According to our information, the case could be larger and affect several others company police.
The “clean hands” operation only seems to have started. "We will pull the thread of the ball, and we do not know what we will find at the end," said a judicial source. Another speaks of "heavy facts which would involve dozens of officials". One thing is certain: the matter is bad for the police, who have been under the fire of critics for several months. "This still shows the institution's willingness to clean up its own house and keep bad apples away," concludes a PP commissioner.