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Opening of the appeal trial for harassment of seven Nancy BAC police officers


In the first instance, the criminal court had pronounced sentences of 6 to 18 months of suspended imprisonment and bans from exercising the profession of police officer for the seven agents.

The "pack" of the Nancy night BAC has not finished talking about it: sentenced in first instance to suspended prison for having harassed colleagues, seven police officers from the anti-crime brigade are retried on appeal to from Monday.

In the first instance, the criminal court had pronounced sentences of 6 to 18 months suspended imprisonment and bans on practicing the profession of police officer for the seven agents, including a final one for the one described as the leader of the group, in this trial. singular of policemen against policemen.

My clients are not happy to return once again to these painful facts

”, confided Me Frédéric Berna, lawyer for the civil parties, on the eve of the new trial which must last until Friday.

“Neither chunky nor chick”

At the end of an investigation carried out in 2018 by the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), nine police officers from the Nancy night BAC had been sent to justice for moral harassment at work and non-public racial insults towards four of their coworkers.

A last was accused of having violated the secrecy of correspondence.

The IGPN report revealed an organized "

harassment system

" and the "

uninhibited racism

" that had reigned for many years within this service where a small group of police officers operated according to "

a pack logic

" within the police station.

Neither bougnoule nor chick

” was their informal motto when it came to recruiting new agents.

Read also“Neither violent, nor racist, nor “covered”, the police have nothing to hide”

Before the court, the prosecution had referred to "

collective harassment

" on the part of the defendants and described their behavior as "a

machine to exclude which crushes a woman and three men


Their maneuvers had only one goal: permanent psychological pressure on undesirable colleagues to push them to leave the brigade.

The messages were mostly exchanged in Messenger conversations.

Some writings on the blow of “


”, according to one of the defendants.



", "


", had defended the others, denying any desire to harm.

Their four fellow victims had recounted their "



One of them had mentioned his “


” because of his North African origins.

The only female victim and fourth plaintiff had evoked “

the omerta

” which hit the service, declaring: “

Too bad that no one, even the hierarchy, banged their fists on the table


Three of the ten defendants had been acquitted at the end of the first trial.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-20

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