the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has formally lodged a complaint against the Nice municipal police who accused him of having pressured to change a report on the attack on 14 July. The Agence France-Presse was able to consult, Monday, July 25, two complaints. One is the National Police and the other the Minister himself
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Citing a large excerpt of the interview the head of urban supervision center (CSU CCTV center of the municipal police) Nice, Sandra Bertin, gave the Sunday newspaper (JDD) of 24 July, the Minister of interior Justice in its complaints that the statements of police are “definitely likely to give birth in the public mind the idea that the department and the minister communicate false facts about the strength of the national police present there “ Nice evening of July 14, ” and participating in “ lie State ” described in the first paragraph of Article “. According to the complaints, about the municipal police and are “damage the honor and reputation” of the national police and the minister.
This affirms Sandra Bertin
Sandra Bertin ensures that “following the attacks” , the firm M . Cazeneuve asked him to hide the truth about the role of the national police in securing the promenade des Anglais on the evening of 14 July. She explains that a “Police Commissioner” , as it sent by the Interior Ministry, and another person who said being part of the cabinet, reached by telephone, asked him “show on some areas of the positions of the national police” and write a “modifiable”
“the office of the Minister of the interior sent a commissioner to the CSU who put me in line with the Place Beauvau. I then had to deal with a person who asked me pressed a report indicating the points of presence of the municipal police, barriers, and to make clear that we also saw the national police on two points in the device security. (…) But the national police perhaps was there, but it is not me appeared on videos. (…) I have been harassed for one hour I was ordered to type in specific positions of the national police that I have not seen on the screen. “
Asked Sunday night on France 2, the municipal police reiterated his accusations: ” Gradually, as time passes, the calls are becoming more frequent. (…) [person Ministry] application [this police commander on site] make me change certain elements, certain paragraphs, wondering particular show some places on the positions of the national police. “
On Monday afternoon, the lawyer of the municipal police filed a report to the prosecutor of Nice, ” with all supporting documents, all names , all the details, so as to shed light on the facts “. He stressed that reporting was done on the basis of Article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which requires all staff members to report “without delay” all crimes which he would acquire knowledge .
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what meets the Ministry of interior
Guests on the set of “20 hours” of France 2 on Sunday night, Bernard Cazeneuve denounced a ” villainy campaign of slander “ and he denied:
” I know the truth. I know that no one in my office has been in contact with M me Bertin (…). I did not ask any report, I am not aware of this matter (…) the interior minister (…) never lied and never sought to disguise any document. “
Earlier in the day, the Director General of the National Police (NPD), Jean-Marc Falcone, had denied the existence of any ” approach for editing documents or data “ and raised a procedural ” classic and traditional information feedback ‘.
the central director of public safety ( CDPD), Pascal Lalle, under the authority of the NPD, details the World
“My staff asked the CSU have a chronology of events. We are in a purely administrative approach that emanates from the Staff of CDPD via the Departmental Directorate of Public Security [DDSP] Alpes-Maritimes, which has delegated to the CSU a commissioner Nice font. “
According to our information, this is not a cabinet minister but a police commissioner, a member of the staff of CDPD, which met in phone with Sandra Bertin. But counsel for the municipal police, M th Adrien Verrier, persists: “What is certain is that this person is presented as working in the minister’s office. “ M th Verrier said Monday it filed a report at the Nice prosecutor for ” forgery of public documents “ and transmitted at the same time the identity of the official.
Confusion about the presence of the national police
the controversy over the remarks of M me Bertin is added – and arises – one of about securing access to the promenade des Anglais. The topic focused on the evening of the attack by Christian Estrosi, President (The Republicans, LR) of the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, former mayor of Nice, and current deputy security, has already resulted a skirmish between the newspaper Libération and Bernard Cazeneuve, July 21. The daily accused “the government’s communication [to have], at least disguise the reality” exaggerating retrospectively police presence on the Promenade des Anglais.
“the national police were present and very active on the promenade des Anglais” , and had said Mr. Cazeneuve July 16, ensuring that “police vehicles made it impossible crossing the promenade des Anglais “.
following the publication of the survey Libération , the minister acknowledged that the city police held a first dam with one car and that on the second dam, “two police cars were parked on the roadway in the longitudinal direction [allowing pedestrian access to] ” .
the report that M me Bertin transmitted to the authorities did not specify the positions of municipal and national police officers on duty. Three pages, it details almost second by second the path of the truck driven by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, as soon as it is reported on the Promenade des Anglais.
The first city police is national, and runs it after the vehicle: “Twenty-two thirty-five minutes and fifteen seconds visualize an agent of the national Police on foot running behind the truck. “ Then it was the turn immediately a municipal agent: ” Twenty-two thirty-five minutes and twenty seconds visualize a city police officer on foot running behind the truck; the vehicle is then located at the intersection of the Promenade des Anglais and the Rue Meyerbeer. “ This is to say at the first checkpoint run by the national police.
Once, at the end of the report, it is stated that on the first climb the truck sidewalk “takes place outside the closed perimeter of the celebrations and there is then no police presence” .
the note produced by the departmental public safety Alpes-Maritimes after discussions with M me Bertin is however much more confused. Communicated on Sunday by the NPD to the press, it was established on July 15 and aims to recreate the “chronology crossing the perimeter of the truck” the killer who made 84 dead that night. The barrage of traffic is poorly located there, the presence of national police is mentioned also proves wrong before the Lenval hospital in a place where nobody ever said they are present:
“the angle of the one facing camera on the dam in question fails to see the reaction of the PN [national police] now. The exploitation of other cameras can not accurately distinguish said dam but still allows a glimpse of the flashing light of the crew vehicle that takes the point. This point was also held for the Military Parade for the afternoon. “
” On July 15, we did not have all the elements “ says a source at the Interior Ministry. Misinformed, a civil servant he could be too zealous?