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The commander of a CRS company based in Seine-et-Marne suspected of misappropriation of public property

A police commander at the head of a Republican Security Company (CRS) based in Seine-et-Marne is suspected of misappropriation of public property and is the subject of a preliminary investigation, the Meaux prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday November 21, confirming information from Franceinfo and the Parisian.

At the head of CRS 4, based in Lagny-sur-Marne, he is suspected of violation of professional secrecy, misappropriation of public property and receiving stolen property, according to the public prosecutor of Meaux, Jean-Baptiste Bladier.

Overtime or undue travel allowances, misappropriation of administrative materials and foodstuffs, service vehicle used privately: the alleged facts would have occurred over a period ranging from at least 2021 to 2023, specifies the prosecution.

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An investigation entrusted to the IGPN

The professionalism of the senior officer would also be called into question by an internal report from the central management of the CRS. According to the document, cited by several media, the commander is very often absent from his barracks and, over his last fourteen years of service, has spent more time playing golf and swimming than carrying out his mission of maintaining security. ‘order.

“It all seems like a cabal, a personal revenge,” reacted Jean-Christophe Yaèche, the defendant’s lawyer, Tuesday, to Agence France-Presse.

“How could a hierarchy support a police commander who only played golf? »he questions, recalling that his client “is subject to a duty of discretion as a police officer and (that)it is complicated for him to comment and defend himself”.

The investigation opened by the Meaux public prosecutor’s office was entrusted to the general inspectorate of the national police (IGPN).

The World with AFP

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