Keyword: French police

French anger at police violence goes beyond Yellow Jackets

Law enforcement faces greater scrutiny and widespread distrust following death of 24-year-old concert-goer Steve Maia Caniço in Nantes.

French police criticised for using pepper spray on climate protesters

Video showing police officers removing seated demonstrators in Paris has caused outrage on social media in the country.

French police announce work to rule over poor working conditions

The third largest police union in France has urged its members to stay at home, except in the case of an emergency.

French police blame British for Calais clashes

Local officers said migrants took advantage of bottleneck to board trucks after British restricted traffic entering port, despite French warnings.

French police search for girl, 9, who went missing at wedding reception

Maelys de Araujo not seen since around 3am on Sunday when she was at a party with parents in town of Pont-de-Beauvoisin in the Alps.

Explosions and gunfire as police raid near Paris targets plot 'mastermind'

Female suicide bomber blows herself up as police target alleged ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Salah Abdeslam and a 'ninth' attacker.

French police charged with being polite

A new code of conduct for French police to go into force in April will require them to use 'impeccable courtesy' towards members of the public.

Mounting anger over French police suicides


The recent suicide of a policewoman in southern France has highlighted alarm in the profession over the yearly number of officers, especially the young, who take their own lives. Unions claim that many of the around 50 suicides per year are 'workplace accidents', caused by increasing stress on the job and deteriorating professional conditions. The interior ministry thas recognised just one such case. But the tragic event in July may become a landmark case. Louise Fessard reports.