The controversial text continues on its parliamentary path. The National Assembly voted on first reading this Friday evening the most controversial measure of the proposed “comprehensive security” law penalizing the malicious dissemination of the image of the police, with government guarantees in favor of ” right to inform ”.
In its amended wording, article 24, adopted by 146 votes for and 24 against, provides for penalizing one year in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros, “without prejudice to the right to inform”, the dissemination of “l ‘image of the face or any other element of identification’ of a national police officer, gendarme or municipal police officer, “with the obvious aim that his physical or mental integrity may be attacked”.
In a column published in particular by Liberation on November 9, several editorial companies, including that of Le Parisien, were alarmed by the fact that nothing in the text specifies the notion of malicious intent, which can be very broad. “There is much to fear that on the ground, the police officers, who already very often oppose, including by force, to the photo and video recordings – however perfectly legal – of their operations in the public space, feel more justified than ever in hindering them ”, fear the journalists.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr