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Domestic violence: Gérald Darmanin promises new measures from Monday

2021-08-01T19:17:22.578Z

In an interview with Le Parisien, the Minister of the Interior deplored the death of the 102 women killed by their spouses in 2020 and wished to make this issue the number 1 priority for the police.



"

From this Monday, I will demand that everywhere in France, the treatment of complaints for domestic violence be a priority

."

Six months before the presidential elections, in an interview given to the Parisian, Gérald Darmanin hardens his tone.

In 2020, 102 women died from the beatings of their husbands.

This figure is lower than in previous years, which can be explained by an intensification of police interventions.

In one year, governed by half by the first two confinements, the police intervened 400,000 times, or 45 interventions per hour.

"

Not a day goes by without the GIGN or the Raid going to free a woman or children taken hostage

", adds the Minister of the Interior.

Read also: Spectacular increase in violence in France

Faced with this increase in violence, which is "

becoming the main reason for intervention by police and gendarmes, in front of all others, including procedures concerning narcotics

", the Minister has decided to fight against marital crimes "

the number 1 priority for police and gendarmes

".

From August 2, they will have to be "

treated in front of all the others: in front of the burglaries, in front of the narcotics, in front of the pick-pocketing ... In a word, go back to the top of the pile.

"

Streamline police and judicial support

Often criticized for their slowness, criminal and judicial procedures will have to be speeded up.

From the moment the complaint is lodged, recourse to the courts.

"The objective is that 100% of the findings turn into a complaint or a report to the courts, while definitively proscribing handrails"

, specifies Gérald Darmanin.

For this, the number of judicial police officers (OPJ), currently 17,000, should increase by 25%, a percentage missing from these officials for proper functioning.

Read also: How our European neighbors are fighting against domestic violence

In addition, from the end of August, "

a national official will be appointed to each of the directors general of the police, the gendarmerie and the Prefect of police, on the model of what exists in terms of terrorism and drugs

”. They will have to ensure the proper handling of cases of domestic violence and ensure good communication with other State services. Sixteen new family protection brigades will be created by October 31 in addition to the existing 102. "

I hope that in each department, there are teams specializing in the fight against domestic violence

," insisted the minister.

Finally, the file containing the data on the aggressors must be connected to the files listing the ports of arms in France in order to "

verify whether a person accused of acts of domestic violence is in possession of a weapon, and therefore of him. seize, without even the testimony of his spouse

”.

An application will be created at the start of the school year, in addition to the moncommisariat.fr and magendarmerie.fr sites where any witness to domestic violence can alert the police.

The minister also asked that the report of the General Inspectorate of Justice and the General Inspectorate of the Administration on the murder of Mérignac be quickly made public.

He reported a series of failures in the follow-up of the violent repeat offender partner and the protection of the victim.

Source: lefigaro

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