France’s interior ministry has pledged to investigate allegations police officers racially abused a man during an arrest at a deprived Parisian suburb on Sunday morning.
Christophe Castaner stated there was no place for racism from law enforcement following a movie published on social media revealed officers making use of a guy who’d jumped to the River Seine to prevent arrest.
The movie, published by writer and activist Taha Bouhafs, seems to reveal police officers using derogatory language, with one stating they ought to have attached stones into the individual’s toes.
Lanna Hollo of the Open Society Justice Initiative claims the issue of racism is engrained in the French police force and that disciplinary measures taken are inadequate.
“The dilemma is that there’s virtual authorities impunity. These kinds of incidents are extremely rarely researched,” she advised Euronews journalist Anelise Borges.
“There’s also a bigger problem of jealousy from the authorities hierarchy, from the Ministry of Interior and to the extent that there is denial there is no adequate steps being put in position.
Watch the meeting with Lanna Hollo from the movie player over.