Reforming the French police: An impossible task?


Manage episode 282944843 series 2652222
By France Médias Monde and FRANCE 24 English. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
The French public's historically strained rapport with law enforcement has reached an all-time low in recent months. This comes after a spate of serious incidents of police brutality and racism, some of which were caught on camera. Simultaneously, the French opposition, media, human rights groups and even the UN cried foul over the government's botched attempt to pass a new law that would have censored video footage of police forces. It's all a far cry from the outpouring of solidarity and gratitude towards the police that France witnessed back in 2015. We take a closer look.

54 episodes