Can the police in France be reformed?

A French government report that reveals issues like racism and sexual harassment within the police, may just turn the tide for minorities and human rights groups who have long campaigned on the issue.

A confidential government report from 2021, that looked into the behaviour of French security forces and was recently released, has confirmed what many already knew about police racism. The document remained concealed from the general public until members of the French media challenged the administration and obtained a copy.

Commissioned by the then interior minister Christophe Castaner, and handed to his successor Gerald Darmanin and the justice minister Eric Dupont-Moretti, the 438-page report paints a stark picture of French law enforcement. READ ON THE NEW ARAB

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