“We are a profession of power and it is true that power can force some people to exercise it badly.
Six NGOs have launched a group action against facies checks, deemed discriminatory.
A police officer testifies on this recurring practice.
This policeman carries out about ten checks per day in normal times.
He denounces the more frequent checks in certain working-class areas: "For me, two-thirds are useless, except to annoy populations who have been targeted and whose identity we already know".
For him, the problem is also institutional, since certain missions force him to carry out facies checks.
When he dares to denounce the discriminatory nature of the mission, he is seen as an unfair agent to certain colleagues.
Listen to the exclusive testimony of this agent who wants to move the lines in the video of our partner Brut.