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Three policemen were killed Thursday morning and a fourth is in a state of "brain death" after a similar act, a black series occurred in the span of two hours in the Paris region, prompting immediate reaction from the police station who called a meeting.
Investigations have been opened to determine the cause of these suicides with no links between them, the first reports of "reasons and personal tragedies" and not professional.
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Every year there are between 40 and 50 suicides of officers and officials from the act to do mainly with their service weapons. Those directly related to working conditions, however, are very rare, according to studies done on this.
Even though the information is incomplete, the raw numbers are highly compelling that police officers are much more likely to commit suicide than other occupations. However there is still controversy in the interpretation of these statistics. When comparisons are made within age, gender, and racial cohorts, the differences are much less dramatic. Although suicides may be notably more prevalent among police, it is not clear whether police suicides are the result of work stress or the consequence of other variables, such as the influence of a subculture of violence
Or it was 4 who had to kill in the line of duty that did not receive adequate therapy afterwards, or who were not given enough time to cope. There's plenty of reasons why this could happen.
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
Maybe its 4 corrupt cops who were tipped off that they were about to be busted for something horrid they had been doing?
Or 4 good cops who were getting blackmailed maybe?
Two police officers committed suicide Thursday morning and a third is in a State of "brain death" after a similar act, a black series which occurred within two hours in the Paris region, evoking the immediate reaction of the police prefecture which has called for a meeting.
Investigations have been opened to determine the cause of these suicides with no links between them, first information alleging "reasons and personal dramas" and non-professional.
The black series began about 8: 00 in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, when a peacekeeper stationed in the judicial police of the Val-de-Marne, has put end to his days "with his service in a car gun unmarked", in Paris (19th). It was "in a State of brain death", according to police sources.
An hour later one of his colleagues, in position to the management of public order (DOPC), was fatally wounded his wife at his home in Chevilly (Val-de-Marne), before returning his weapon for service against him. It is would be also used his service weapon for himself.
To 10: 00, Pré-Gervais (Seine-Saint-Denis), a fourth peacekeeper stationed in the Paris region, also hanged him.
Another suicide of a police officer assigned to the network Ferré of the gare de Lyon had been announced in the afternoon but it has not been confirmed.
"permanent stress" of the police
The fact that these suicides are spread over a period of time as short reports of "chance", according to police trade union sources. But the Prefecture of police reacted immediately.
Ensuring take "all the extent of the problem" and expressing his "emotion", she organized a meeting in the afternoon, under the aegis of the prefect Didier Martin, Secretary General of the police administration. It has also set up "for the families or the police officers wishing to psychological support".
According to the PP, these suicides are related "to private and marital difficulties".
Meanwhile Nicolas Comte, General Secretary of the first Union of peacekeepers, unit Police GSP - FO, insisted on "permanent stress" of the profession of officer who "can bring women and men in the worst ends, from the time they find themselves in crisis on personal or family plan".
Between 40 and 50 suicides annually
Suicides in police are a recurring problem often taboo. A study of the national Institute of health and medical research (Inserm) argued for example, in 2008, that the risk of suicide in the police is 36% higher than the rest of the population.
There are each year between 40 and 50 suicides of police officers and public servants to act mostly do so with their service weapon. However, those directly related to working conditions are very rare, according to studies conducted on this subject.
In October 2010, the Ministry of the Interior had established four working groups on the subject, including one specifically devoted to the issue of service weapon.
In 2008, a central Committee for occupational health and safety of the national police (CCHSPN) was already addressed on this sensitive issue, unions of police concern of an observed "peak" , according to them, at the beginning of the'year.
Originally posted by Magnum007
Ok... I'm from Quebec, therefore fluent in french... here's what translations can't give you:
mort cerebrale = brain dead... they say that the guy used his service weapon and now he's brain dead... do the math...
the suicides are though to be caused by personal problems and not work related problems
and yes 40-50 suicides per year mostly by way of service weapon...
any questions? I'll be glad to answer them...