July 28, 2020

French police use ‘legitimate violence’ says interior minister

Paris (AFP) – France’s recently installed interior minister dismissed on Tuesday the term “police violence” and told lawmakers the police exercise “legitimate violence”.”When I hear the term ‘police violence’, personally I choke,” said Gerard Darmanin, whose predecessor lost his job three weeks ago after becoming embroiled in a controversy over police use of a restraint method known as a chokehold.Deaths in custody of two men of African origin in separate incidents sparked widespread fury and led Darmanin’s predecessor Christophe Castaner to ban police use of the chokehold. But Castaner had to…

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