Political pawns? Wives of French police officers demand govt action amid suicide epidemic
Political pawns? Wives of French police officers demand govt action amid suicide epidemic Rising street violence coupled with government inaction has created intolerable conditions for France’s police force, according to wives of officers who spoke with Ruptly. Their concerns come amid a spike in police suicides.
Weekly Yellow Vest demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s austerity measures have strained France’s police force, which was already experiencing fatigue due to personnel and funding shortages. So far this year, 37 cases of suicide have been reported among French police, compared with 35 cases in all of 2018.
For the spouses of serving officers, the mounting stress has become unbearable.
“Fear, anxiety, stress – I sometimes cry because of those acts of extreme vio ...