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After suspicions of cheating, a contest of commissioner canceled

2022-05-14T13:25:11.507Z

Le Figaro revealed suspicions of cheating in this famous contest on May 11. Registrations registered between September 1, 2021 and November 5, 2021 are declared null and void.



As Le Figaro

revealed on

May 11, the tests for the police commissioner competition through the professional access route were canceled due to suspicions of cheating between a candidate and the president of the jury, the senior civil servant Frédéric Dupuch, according to a decree published on Saturday in

the Official Journal.

"

Registrations registered between September 1, 2021 and November 5, 2021 are declared null

and void ", as are "

the results obtained in the various tests of this recruitment

", it is written.

Candidates for the new recruitment session will be able to submit their application from Sunday until June 15.

The written tests are scheduled for July 5 and the oral from September 2.

The investigators suspect the candidate, a commanding officer, of having "

benefited from information

" on the tests, transmitted by Inspector General Frédéric Dupuch, currently in office in the office of the Director General of the National Police (DGPN), Frédéric Veaux .

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The senior civil servant and the commander, stationed in the legal division of the DGPN, were both suspended.

Searches took place at the DGPN, said the Paris prosecutor's office.

The general inspectorate of the national police (IGPN) is in charge of the investigation, which was opened on May 6 for "

fraud in an exam or a competition and complicity in this offense

", specified the prosecution.

This investigation will have to determine “

the extent of the fraud

”, indicated a police source, adding that at this stage the hypothesis of “

individual fraud

” is preferred.

Possible delay in the police reform project

This case was brought to light during judicial wiretaps targeting the candidate, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The investigators intercepted exchanges between this woman and the director on the escape of the subjects.

According to a police source, the candidate had been wiretapped to better monitor her brother, targeted in a separate investigation in the North and who was difficult to trace because of his regular changes of telephone chips.

At the DGPN, Frédéric Dupuch led the reform project of the national police, vilified by the judicial police sector and which consists of bringing together, at the level of the department, the different professions (public security, judicial police, border police, and intelligence) .

This reform could therefore be delayed in its implementation, scheduled for 2023.

Previously, Frédéric Dupuch was director of proximity security for the Paris conurbation (DSPAP).

He was sacked in 2019 after the violence that occurred during the demonstrations of "

yellow vests

".

Source: lefigaro

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