Former Macron aide Benalla taken into custody

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Alexandre Benalla, the disgraced former security aide to President Emmanuel Macron who last year was placed under investigation for assault and impersonating a police officer after video emerged of him beating people on the sidelines of May Day marches in Paris, was taken into police custody on Thursday for questioning over his alleged illegal obtention and use of diplomatic passports since leaving the Élysée Palace last August.

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A former bodyguard for French President Emmanuel Macron was taken into police custody on Thursday over his continued use of diplomatic passports after he was fired for roughing up protesters, prosecutors said, reports The Straits Times.