Emmanuel Macron asked the government Tuesday for “clear proposals to improve the ethics” of the police, faced with new accusations of violence.

“Behaviors that are not acceptable have been either seen or pointed out,” said the head of state in Pau, while also deploring “the violence and political nihilism” that some protesters say.

Without “generalizing” these behaviors, the Head of State does not want “this to achieve the credibility and dignity” of “professionals of the internal security forces” and “for this there must be no indulgence”.

Two days after having already reminded the police of their professionalism and ethics,
the Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner on Monday devoted a good part of his wishes to the National Police to the duty of “exemplarity” and to “ethics”.

The leader of La France Insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, said he was “satisfied” with the words of the executive, which he said had “been too late and let too much go”. The Marseille deputy stressed that “legitimate violence must show restraint, mastery, discipline.

” The deputy LR of the Alpes-Maritimes Eric Ciotti asked him on Twitter to the government “more means and consideration” for the police, denouncing also the “anti-cop hatred and violence suffered by those who protect us”.

Several images captured during recent demonstrations against the pension reform have led to the opening of judicial investigations, and provoked a new wave of charges against police violence, a term refuted by the executive since the start of the dispute. “yellow vests”.

At the start of the year, they are added to the death of a 42-year-old father working as a delivery man on January 3, victim of asphyxia with a broken larynx, near the Eiffel Tower after having was tackled to the ground by several police officers during a stormy roadside check. His family was received on Tuesday by the Minister of the Interior.