Paris: reinforcements in court leave police and magistrates “dubious”

    Paris: reinforcements in court leave police and magistrates “dubious”

    Thirty-three positions in the court to strengthen and accelerate local justice, “that’s very good, greets David Le Bars, secretary general of the Union of National Police Commissioners (SCPN). We are not going to flog ourselves! But we will have to see the results ”. The “big cop” warning is pretty clear.

    In the police house but also among magistrates and lawyers, suspicion is in order. “It will also be necessary to see if these 33 positions, it is not an effect of announcement, warns Christophe Rouget, police commander and assistant secretary general of the union of the executives of internal security (SCSI). It will be necessary to verify that these are not replacements but real lasting reinforcements! “

    The Paris court, at Porte de Clichy, has reinforced its staff with 33 new recruits – assistant lawyers, reinforcements at the registries at headquarters and at the public prosecutor’s office – all category A and above all B agents, average age 31, who have already taken their functions. In total, in Ile-de-#France, there are 154 jobs and 914 throughout the territory.

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    Mission? Speed ​​up the processing time for small everyday delinquency cases, the famous “local justice”: thefts in public transport, nighttime noise, burglaries, gatherings in building halls, intrusions into schools, incivility, etc. .

    “This is the largest recruitment plan in the courts for 25 years,” says Emmanuelle Masson, spokesperson for the chancellery. Christophe Rouget reframes the point: “Justice has been understaffed for years, or even bankrupt!” “.

    “Strengthening justice is good, ironically Ivan Assioma, national secretary Alliance Police Île-de-#France, the union of peacekeepers, applying the sentences is better!” “. Alliance is also asking for the creation of a “justice observatory”.

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    In Paris, in 2019, excluding immediate appearances, the average times for judgment before the criminal court in Paris were 7.6 months for thefts in transport, 10.6 months on average for damage. “A burglary can be judged more than a year later, annoys Christophe Rouget. The criminal response is not understood by the victim. For the thief, there is a feeling of impunity and these delays, it does not make sense. As for the police, they often have the feeling that they are working for nothing. “

    Paris: reinforcements in court leave police and magistrates “dubious”

    Paris Court Porte de Clichy.LP / Céline Carez

    The chancellery has however set up “performance indicators”. And should take stock.

    Only precarious contracts?

    Finally, on the magistrates’ side, if these 33 new positions “it will bring a breath of fresh air in the courts”, Céline Parisot, president of the USM (Union Syndicale des Magistrates) dismantles the device. “#These new positions are contractual, precarious jobs, fixed-term contracts, short-term! “And to point out:” What will happen in three years. And was it really the urgency when we know that a decision at the Prud’hommes or a divorce judgment can take 3 years. This is all a political decision ”.

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