Eight people, including six police officers from the anti-crime brigade of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, will be tried in correctional proceedings from November 3 in a case of racketeering from dealers, we learned this Thursday from a judicial source, confirming information from the World .
The investigating judges responsible for this investigation ordered this summer the referral to court of these eight people, involved to varying degrees in this case which shook the Paris police.
The main protagonist, a brigadier from the BAC of the 18th century police station nicknamed "Bylka" (Kabyle in verlan) by the dealers in the Goutte d'or district in Paris, will appear in particular for "passive corruption committed by a person holding authority. public ”, as well as for“ transport, possession, acquisition, offer or transfer of narcotics ”.
Bylka, "the organizer of embezzlement"
He will also be judged for “forgery in public writing”, “theft” and “misappropriation of a personal data file”.
At his side will appear five other police officers, almost all accused of "forgery in public writing" and, for some, of drug trafficking or "violence by a person holding public authority".
Two other men, not police officers, are also referred to the court for trafficking and possession of narcotics.
One of them will also have to answer for "active corruption".
It all started with a denunciation for suspicions of corruption targeting "Bylka", "considered by justice as the organizer of embezzlement", according to the site Les Jours which had revealed in June 2019 the case.
"Pay the insurance"
The Paris prosecutor's office had opened in 2018 a preliminary investigation and then a judicial investigation, entrusted to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), the "police police".
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At the time of the indictment of the main protagonist, a source familiar with the case had indicated that he was suspected, along with colleagues, of having "protected drug traffickers for remuneration" and of having laundered the money thus obtained. .
The acts would have been committed for some from 2014 and until the summer of 2019.
Corruption at the BAC of the 18th: Bylka, a police officer too well rated
At the Les Jours site, neighborhood dealers, "already gone through the prison box", had affirmed that Bylka had "already offered to
take out insurance
so as not to be arrested" - in other words, to pay.
The brigadier's lawyer, Me Patrick Maisonneuve, assured that the accusations of corruption and drug trafficking would be bitterly discussed during the trial.
"We are going to challenge them", he declared, denouncing a "deleterious atmosphere".
“The hierarchy is informed of a certain number of things and from the moment there are results, we are satisfied with the results”.