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Every four days, a French police officer commits suicide

The wave of suicide in the French police is continuing. In the future, psychological care will be improved and a prevention unit emergencies detected at an ea

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Every four days, a French police officer commits suicide

The wave of suicide in the French police is continuing. In the future, psychological care will be improved and a prevention unit emergencies detected at an early stage, announced by France's interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Friday.

Castaner in response to new, a few days ago known cases. This is taken in January in France already 24 police officers and 2 police life, as French media reported, citing authorities. In the entire year of 2018, there were 35 police officers and 33 officers.

Important training to raise awareness and an emergency number that is available 24 hours a day, so Castaner. Even killings of policemen and women, he would not accept never as a given, stressed the Minister. His predecessor, Gérard Collomb had already announced in 2017, a plan of action, after the Numbers are increased.

"We explode. We have millions of hours of Overtime", said Daniel Chomette of the police Union SGP-FO, in conversation with the station France info. The terrorist threat, but also movements such as the increased since mid-November in France demonstrators "yellow West" the pressure within the police. There is no time to "recharge the batteries", so Chomette. Another Problem is the strict hierarchy within the police. (nag/sda)

Created: 12.04.2019, 16:12 PM

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