Eight years after having come to light, the methods of certain police officers of the Marseille Anti-Crime Brigade are back on the front of the stage.
The so-called “BAC North” trial began on Monday, in the presence of 16 of these 18 police officers or ex-police officers, who appear for aggravated theft in a meeting or transfer and transport of narcotics.
During this first day of hearing, the defendants, for their part, evoked a profession marked by the pressure of the figure, but also the attraction of adrenaline to the detriment of "the procedure".
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Among these former police officers are in particular the heads of three day groups of this anti-crime squad blamed for these dubious methods.
"We are there with determination, serenity and confidence, to rehabilitate these men thrown in the pasture", explained Me Alain Lhote, lawyer one of these group leaders, before the opening of the debates.