Gérald Darmanin’s proposals | EUROtoday

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Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin during an “XXL square net” operation in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis), March 25, 2024.

Gérald Darmanin didn’t go to the Ministry of Justice empty-handed. Friday April 5, the Minister of the Interior participated within the launch of the “Beauvau of municipal police forces”, alongside three of his authorities colleagues, within the salons of the Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti. The thought is to launch a six-month session cycle with the intention to modernize the situations of train of those forces which have steadily grow to be established in lots of municipalities. Mr. Darmanin put three concepts on the desk from the outset.

Evoking the demand of cities confronted with “fairly serious delinquency”the Minister of the Interior urged that municipal law enforcement officials may intervene ” in plain clothes “whether or not within the combat in opposition to narcotics, road harassment or cigarette smuggling… Furthermore, he thought-about, the proceeds from the fines collected may, in sure circumstances, “return to municipal coffers”. A brand new recipe for communities, whereas the controversy on native taxation has grow to be lately a everlasting topic of friction between the State and elected officers.

The third proposition will not be solely new. This includes permitting brokers to tackle missions which don’t fall inside the “core business” of the nationwide police and the gendarmerie (investigations, police custody, and so forth.), however of “daily judicial policing”. “. Like Mr. Darmanin on Friday, former Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne pleaded in this direction, in October 2023, by taking stock of the urban violence of the summer. However, the Constitutional Council regularly reminds that consulting a national file, giving a fixed fine for an offense related to drugs or driving, for example, can only be done under the direct and effective control of the public prosecutor. It's necessary “imagine different things” For “get out of the legal trap in which the Constitutional Council has put us”, commented the Minister of the Interior, referring to the signing of conventions.

Divergences between elected officials

To launch the discussions, elected officers had been invited. And they too got here with proposals. Mayor Les Républicains of Meaux (Seine-et-Marne), Jean-François Copé was essentially the most daring. He pleaded for municipal police “a compulsory skill for all municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants”. He needs the State “authorizes municipalities to levy an assigned tax”saying to himself “convinced that there is a consensus to do so”. “Who is the citizen who can assist such a stage of impunity within the face of delinquency? »he requested himself in entrance of Mr. Darmanin.

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