Police

French, Belgian police in Brussels raids over Paris terror attacks

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Three officers were reportedly wounded in shoot-out during raid to arrest November 13th Paris attacks suspects, while at least two men fled the scene. 

Three French Anonymous activists on trial for targeting police

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Defendants accused of leaking contact information of hundreds of police officers and hacking and blocking government websites in 2012.

Police raid Front National HQ in European Parliament funds probe

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The far-right party is suspected of using assistants paid salaries by the European Parliament for local party work in France.

Paris terror attacks heighten bitter divide between police and gendarmerie

France

Policing in France is divided up between the national police force, which covers urban areas, and the gendarmerie, which covers mostly rural zones. The two forces have a historic rivalry, which is further complicated by the sometimes surreal bureaucracy concerning their geographical limits of operation. The terrorist attacks in France in 2015 have exacerbated the mistrust between the two, beginning with tensions between their elite intervention forces which have now spread through the ranks and into mutually denigrating rumour campaigns relayed by the media. Matthieu Suc reports.

Charities denounce police and militia 'attacks on migrants' in Calais

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UK and French associations report children are among victims who have suffered stabbings, broken bones, severe bruising and head trauma.

French prosecutors probe attacks on Calais 'Jungle' migrants

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At least six attacks on migrants at the makeshift camp in France are being investigated as volunteer legal teams say violence is 'endemic'.

French police arrest man carrying handguns at Disneyland Paris

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French police official said staff at hotel where he had a reservation found two handguns, a Koran and ammunition belongng to the man.

French police shoot man trying to enter Paris police station

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Man with knife shouted 'God is greatest' and was killed by police before he could enter the 18th arrondissement's Goutte d'Or station.

Did French police miss chance to warn Charlie Hebdo staff of attacks?

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Claim that threats from Chérif Kouachi - one of the two gunmen - outside magazine three months before shootings were not acted on.

French police arrest two men over 'foiled terror plot' in Orléans

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Interior minister said the French pair were in contact with another Frenchman thought to be in Syria and behind the plot targeting police and army.

Teenagers sue Paris police for sexual, racial harassement

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The school students, aged 14 to 18, claim to have been forced to strip, subjected to anal searches, tear-gassed and racially insulted.

Suspended two-year jail term for Sarkozy interior minister Claude Guéant

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The long-time chief of staff to former president was also barred from public office for pocketing more than 200,000 euros from police funds.

French police gain concessions after protest over officer shooting

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Thousands of police officers staged a noisy protest outside justice ministry over what they perceive as its too lenient policies towards criminals.

Police clear migrant camp on France-Italy border

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Italian town of Ventimiglia, where a camp of around 50 people remained, was a flashpoint at start of Europe's migrant crisis earlier this year.

Paris police undergo DNA tests in investigation into rape of Canadian woman

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The tourist accused officers from an elite police unit of raping her in premises of what was long the equivalent of London’s Scotland Yard.