Keyword: police officer

French police officer dies in anti-drugs operation in Avignon

A 36-year-old police officer has died after he was shot during an operation against drug dealers in the centre of the south-east French town of Avignon on Wednesday.

France honours police worker stabbed to death near Paris

Stéphanie Monfermé was killed on April 23rd  at her police station in the quiet town of Rambouillet.

Greek economist Varoufakis 'manhandled' by police at Paris airport

Yanis Varoufakis, the outspoken former Greek finance minister and co-founder of the leftwing DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement), has complained he was 'manhandled' by a police officer at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, who he said used 'physical violence' during a passport check.

Video of French policeman 'throwing rock' at protesters prompts probe

Criminal investigation is launched after footage shows a police riot officer from behind as he hurls the rock, but it does not show where it landed.

Police official filmed assaulting suspect in Paris courthouse

A police officer has been arrested after he was caught on CCTV footage violently assaulting a suspected thief in the cells of the main Paris court buildings, with the video sequence apparently leaked by one of his colleagues to a French website.

France policeman formally investigated over Nantes shooting

Officer initially said he had opened fire on the 22-year-old man in self-defence but under questioning said he had fired by accident.

'Cowardly lynching' of police officers in France on New Year's Eve

Attack took place in Champigny-sur-Marne, south-east of central Paris, as officers tried to clear a crowd from a New Year's Eve party.

Hollande calls for unity at tribute to murdered police officer

Xavier Jugelé, 37, was killed with a Kalashnikov rifle while on duty on the Champs Elysées avenue last week.

France police killing: Hollande honours couple stabbed by jihadist

But one serving officer refused to shake Hollande's hand as president commemorated deaths of Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and Jessica Schneider.