If French police won’t stop brutality, the government must step in

Protesters march in Paris’s 18th arrondisement. Christian Hartmann/Reuters


The list of violent and sometimes fatal interactions between police forces and youth in France is long.

“L’Affaire Theo” comes after the death of Adama Traore in July 2016. He was detained by the police in Beaumont-sur-Oise, north of Paris, after he resisted an ID check and died while in police custody.

Christian Mouhanna analyse, sur le site The conversation, les mauvaises relations entre les jeunes et la police, dans un article publié le 17évrier 2017.


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