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They treated an ex-colleague from the night BAC in Nancy as “bougnoule” and bullied others “for them to leave” service: seven police officers were sentenced on Friday, May 13 to suspended sentences of six to eighteen months in prison. The criminal court also imposed, for four of them, fines of up to 2,000 euros for racist insults towards a colleague.

The judges, who acquitted three of the ten defendants, issued bans on the exercise of the police profession for the seven convicted, including a final one for the one described during the hearings in March as the leader. For the other convicts, the bans are five years for one of them, two years for two police officers and one year for the other three.

This leader, the main defendant, will also have to pay compensation ranging from 4,740 euros to 25,950 euros to each of the four victims, also police officers, for damage to physical and psychological integrity. He will also have to pay them between 2,000 and 5,000 euros for non-pecuniary damage.

A total of ten police officers had appeared in mid-March, including nine for moral harassment and racist insults: the public prosecutor had demanded bans on practicing for four of them and had requested up to 18 months in prison suspended , evoking a “collective bullying” from the defendants. He called their behavior “machine to exclude which crushes a woman and three men”.

Mediapart republishes below the article describing the trial where the police appeared, initially published on March 12.

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Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle).– The hearing of the Nancy Criminal Court opened on March 10 with a room full to bursting with police officers. The trial has this particularity: in this case, they are both victims and defendants. But above all, colleagues. All members of the same unit of the anti-crime brigade (BAC) at night in Nancy.

At the end of a long investigation carried out from October 2018 by the Messina branch of the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), nine of them were sent to court for moral harassment at work and insults. non-public races. A last is accused of having violated the secrecy of correspondence.

The IGPN report on the Nancy BAC speaks of an organized “harassment system” and “uninhibited racism”. © Xose Bouzas / Hans Lucas via AFP

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