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US News Racism: "Many police officers are punished with the utmost firmness"

00:15  07 june  2020
00:15  07 june  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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Many mayors say police officers won't be immediately fired for attacking Americans during George " Many people have tried to negotiate with the union…for specific changes, but that doesn't seem to Cumbo sees a more basic problem: plain old racism . The New York City councilwoman, whose

Prescott also called on police to hold their fellow officers accountable. "To the men and women that police our streets, I have the utmost respect for those of you with a passion for protecting and serving our communities," Prescott wrote. "When you chose to wear a badge of a police officer , you pledged

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"The national police is obviously not racist"

"The national police is obviously not racist, "says Michel Lavaud. But "facts raise questions and require essential investigations". "It is obvious that racism is a scourge, and that all the light must be made when it can be reproached to a police officer with regard to the population or even inside police services ", assures- he. "For these two types of racist acts, the devices are transparent and they exist." If a person "considers himself a victim of racist acts", he can "file a complaint with the police, the gendarmerie if this is the case, before the public prosecutor and he can finally contact the IGPN by a report by email ", he explains.

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In 2019, the IGPN was seized thirty times, against 46 investigations in 2018. Recall that in total, there are 146,000 police officers on the territory. Quite low figures, mainly because victims of racism will very rarely file a complaint or go to court. They think (rightly or wrongly) that it is useless.

"All reports are subject to"

"processing. These devices are available to everyone," adds Michel Lavaud. "They are effective, that is to say that all reports are processed and all follow-ups are given . For example, the IGPN offers many sanctions and many police officers are punished with the more extreme vigilance and greater firmness, "he said.

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Every year, the police are punished. But overall, these are cases that remain rare, while the police are increasingly filmed, everywhere, all the time. They themselves, for some, have pedestrian cameras, to film the controls and avoid abuse on both sides.

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