“Nothing says that Didier Lallement, the prefect of police, gave the order to crouch-feet or to have a muscular intervention”, declared Wednesday, November 25 on franceinfo Stanislas Guerini, general delegate of La République en Marche (LREM) after the violent evacuation of migrants from Place de la République in Paris, Monday evening. During this evacuation, several videos shared on social networks were shocking, including one showing a police officer tripping over a migrant who fell to the ground. Médecins sans frontières announced on franceinfo on Tuesday that the association was “probably” going to file a complaint against the prefect of police for “endangering the lives of others”.
Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior, “renewed” her “confidence in the Paris police prefect”, guest of France 2 on Wednesday. Stanislas Guerini also declared himself “united” by Gérald Darmanin, who according to him was “diligent and transparent”, “since he made the right decisions, he was in his role as Minister of the Interior: the one who protects the police, but also the one who knows how to point the finger at failures when there are some and I think that it is is the best way to defend the institution “.
Being a police officer today is a commitment. The vast majority of police officers do their job well.Stanislas Guérini
For Stanislas Guerini, the dissemination of the sometimes violent images of this evacuation are not “a malicious act, but in this case, it is a useful act. If that makes it possible to point out failures in the police force – and there can be some and I was also shocked by the images – it We need to be able to broadcast these images. But let’s not hide what is also reality: there are people who also hate cops and yes, we want to act against these people “, he insisted.
“It is necessary to be able to continue filming the police interventions. We never intended to prevent anyone from filming the police and law enforcement interventions. There was a lot of excitement about this debate. We have strayed far from the reality of what we voted for “ in the debate on the contested article 24 of the law “global security”, concluded the boss of LREM.