False BRAV-M police officers in “Touche pas à mon poste”: the prefect of police opens an investigation and takes legal action


The sequence quickly went viral on social networks, on the evening of Friday March 31. Four people, with hooded faces, black hoods on their heads and police armbands on their arms, presented themselves as members of the brigade for the repression of violent motorcycling action (BRAV-M), on the set of the program ” Don’t touch my post ” (“TPMP”) by Cyril Hanouna, on C8. However, a few hours after the broadcast of the program, the prefect of police of Paris, Laurent Nunez, announced the opening of an administrative investigation and the referral to justice, expressing doubts about their membership in the brigade.

“The first elements in our possession suggest that these people do not belong to the BRAV-Mwrote the Prefecture of Police in a tweet. In any case, the prefect of police opens an administrative investigation and seizes the prosecutor of the Republic of Paris. »

The C8 channel told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Saturday morning that it had “received four police officers. Of the four, one was revoked in December. and asserted that“it was clarified on the air that not all of them were part of the BRAV-M”. The Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority (Arcom), media regulator, announced on Saturday morning that it had been “grabbed by viewers”. According to his “usual procedure”she goes “view the sequence in question and instruct it if necessary”.

A man recently dismissed from law enforcement

According to several sources close to the file joined by AFP, the man of whom C8 speaks, who appeared as the spokesperson for the group on the set, is called Cédric and was stationed in Seine-Saint-Denis, before be revoked during the year 2022, as part of a disciplinary sanction. He was then affiliated with the Independent Professional Federation of the National Police union, classified on the far right.

As revealed West France, “Cedric Vladimir” Who “today leads the militant association Résilience police nationale”, relayed “on his Instagram account a few days before the broadcast a call for witnesses” in which he said “ research(r) BRAV colleagues to testify anonymously to the reality on the ground and thus defend your comrades in the field, who are being lynched by the media following the broadcast of the controversial audio” – a reference to the insulting and humiliating remarks made by BRAV-M agents against young demonstrators, revealed by The world And Loopsider a week ago – as well as another on the day the show aired.

“After his television appearance, he publishes a photo of him, hooded behind the scenes of the set”adds the regional daily, with the caption to say the least ambiguous: “I had the honor of accompanying and carrying and giving the floor to my BRAV-M comrades who did me the honor of taking on the task of transmitting their testimonies. »

No member of BRAV-M

On the show, one of the other three individuals also said: “We would like to make a small clarification, there are among us members of the BRAV-M and members of the specialized units who intervene in the maintenance of order and we have done this all our career”. However, according to concordant sources joined by AFP, none of them is or has been a member of the BRAV-M. One is a police officer stationed in Yvelines, another in Val-de-Marne, while the only woman in the group is stationed in Seine-Saint-Denis. All would be relatives of Cédric.

With the modified voice, the latter testified in particular to their alleged experience in the BRAV-M by declaring that the people they had to face in demonstrations lately were “black blocs determined to (THE) kill “. THE “black blocs are the demonstrators’ worst enemies and we are the demonstrators’ best friends”said one of them. “We were really created to seek out the most radical and violent elements”he added.

A show pinned multiple times

The channel of the Canal + group, controlled by the conservative billionaire Vincent Bolloré, has been pinned on multiple occasions by Arcom, because of the programs hosted by Cyril Hanouna, which accumulate slippages.

At the beginning of February, C8 had been sentenced to a record fine of 3.5 million euros following the insults hurled live by its star host at the “rebellious” deputy Louis Boyard, during a program in November.

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The BRAV-Ms are the subject of criticism for their methods of intervention during the recent demonstrations against the pension reform. A petition calling for their dissolution was put online on March 23 on the platform of the National Assembly. Defended by “rebellious” elected officials, it exceeded 200,000 signatures on Thursday.


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An investigation was also opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office on Wednesday for “public insult towards a person holding public authority” concerning comments by Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the brigade, after a report from the Paris police chief, a- we learned on Friday.

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