“The government will mobilize all its means to fight against violence,” said Francois Hollande. Two months after the death of two policemen Berthaut Audrey, 35, and Alicia Champlon, 29, the head of state visited on Tuesday Pierrefeu-du-Var (Var), precisely 100 days of his election, the President has once again interrupted his vacation to address the issue of security, “not only a priority but an obligation.”
Francois Hollande promised additional staff and resources for police and gendarmerie. The President ensures that the state will mobilize all resources to fight against insecurity more resources, more intervention, more coordination between security forces, justice and local government. Francois Hollande has praised the work of police and gendarmes for ensuring confidence in the security forces.
Before his speech, Francois Hollande met in private with the family of Audrey Berthaut, shot in Collobrières June 17, alongside Alicia Champlon. Although they welcomed the “care” of the president, his father “regretted that he did not come forward,” seeing it as an operation of “communication”. “In my mind, it’s two months too late, we had to do the national tribute in Hyères, ” says Claude Berthaut. At the funeral of two policemen on June 22, Francois Hollande, returning from a meeting of G20 in the United States, was represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff. Claude Berthaut has instead paid tribute to the Minister of Interior, Manuel Valls, “which has shown great concern for (his) family” and the defense minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, according to him, he came to pray with discretion, “without fanfare” before the coffins of two policemen. This shift also coincides with the violent clashes between police and young people, who kindled the neighborhood of Amiens-Nord, on the night of Monday to Tuesday. Sixteen policemen were injured . Saturday, Francois Hollande had already made a foray in the field of safety by visiting the bedsides of victims of a robbery at Grenoble University Hospital. Upon leaving the hospital, he announced that Grenoble could join the list of priority areas of security, which is part Amiens-Nord.