Keyword: Paris police

Death of arrested man Cédric Chouviat: how superiors covered up police officers' lies

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Cédric Chouviat, still with his helmet on, held on the ground by three police officers in Paris on January 3rd 2020. © Document Mediapart Cédric Chouviat, still with his helmet on, held on the ground by three police officers in Paris on January 3rd 2020. © Document Mediapart

Cédric Chouviat, aged 42, died after being arrested and held on the ground by police officers on January 3rd 2020 following a routine roadside check near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The latest evidence in the investigation, which has seen by Mediapart and newspaper Libération, reveals not only the responsibility of the four arresting officers in the deliveryman's death, but also that of their colleagues and superior officers who became involved after the arrest. Pascale Pascariello reports.

Civil rights groups raise concerns as French police drones roam free during lockdown

By Clément Le Foll and Clément Pouré
A police drone in the southern French city of Marseille, March 24th 2020. © GERARD JULIEN / AFP A police drone in the southern French city of Marseille, March 24th 2020. © GERARD JULIEN / AFP

Since the start of the coronavirus lockdown on March 17th in France drones have become an increasingly familiar sight above public areas in France. They have been used by the authorities to fly over towns and cites, coastal areas and parks. But no one is sure if these drones are filming people and, if so, whether the images are being stored or cross-checked with police files. As Clément Le Foll and Clément Pouré report, civil liberties groups are increasingly worried about the situation.

French interior minister under pressure after Paris knife attack

A right-wing senator accused Christophe Castaner of failing in his duties and called for him to step down as a 'matter of national security'.

Paris police employee stabs four to death in force HQ

The 45-year-old IT assistant killed three police officers and an administrative worker before he was shot dead by an officer.