Police dismantle France’s oldest Roma slum

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Officials said northern Paris slum with its ramshackle huts, home to around 300, posed a health and safety risk to the community.

France’s ‘police of police’ whip up a storm on the Riviera


In 2013, the French police internal investigation agency, the IGPN, opened a branch in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera where an environment of organised crime, prostitution and drugs trafficking feeds accusations of corruption within the local police. But the actions of the IGPN branch, and notably the methods of its commander, have shaken the morale of officers and sparked an internal inquiry into what one drugs squad chief called “unspeakable and unjust procedures, bordering on harassment”. Hélène Constanty reports.

Calais migrants undaunted by extra French riot police

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But police say that number of migrants trying to enter Britain through Channel Tunnel eased slightly after deployment of extra 120 officers.

Calais migrant crisis: France sends extra police to Channel Tunnel

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Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said extra 120 officers would be temporarily based in Calais and would help to secure the terminal area.

Police shoot at car forcing past Tour de France barriers in central Paris square

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Police opened fire on a vehicle after the driver sped through early morning barricades set up for the Tour de France final stage in Paris.

French police to be allowed to grow beards and show tattoos

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A national police union said it had spent two years negotiating the relaxing of 40-year-old rules after 'strong demand from across the force'.

French police identity checks on five non-white people ruled illegal

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Appeal court orders government to pay damages in landmark ruling that activists hope will help reduce widespread discrimination.

Why nothing has improved in France since 2005 riots

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Last month two police officers who stood trial for failing to prevent the deaths by electrocution of two teenagers in a Paris suburb in 2005 were acquitted. The court case, which took place nearly ten years after the events that sparked widespread rioting across France, highlighted how little has changed in that time to improve the often tense relations between the police and the populations in deprived urban areas, and notably youths from racial minorities. There have been no wide-ranging inquiries in France to identify the root causes of the tensions, while  a report on the issue, which offers some practical if modest solutions, has been languishing on the current interior minister's desk for nearly a year. Louise Fessard considers why there has been so startlingly little progress in improving police-community relations over the last, lost decade.

France's forgotten army of Muslim workers

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Death of delivery man after 'drunk' police officers drove car into his van throws focus on workers who make everyday life possible in Paris.

Probe launched into video of French police beating migrants in Calais

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The two-minute, edited film shot at long range shows French anti-riot police hitting and kicking migrants at the Channel port.

Police raid Uber offices in Paris over car-pooling app

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The raid is part of an investigation into legality of Uber's 'POP' service connecting non-professional drivers with users for a base price of 1 euro.

Marseille police sieze seven Kalashnikovs in hunt for gunmen - UPDATE

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The Mediterranean port's rundown neighbourhood of Castellane was under siege after police cars came under fire on Monday morning.

Head of Paris police detained as prosecutors carry out leak inquiry

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Bernard Petit was among several current and former officers questioned over probe into leaks over criminal investigation of notorious conman.

Charlie Hebdo attack: France police hunt accomplices

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Key figure being sought is Hayat Boumeddiene, partner of supermarket gunman Amedy Coulibaly, and who is described as 'armed and dangerous'.

French police clash with demonstrators over protester death

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Running battles took place between youths and police in Nantes and Toulouse after protests over death last week of botany student Rémi Fraisse.