French policemen suspended over anti-Semitic outburst
Three French police officers have been suspended after they shouted anti-Semitic slogans and made Nazi-style salutes in a bar in the northern town of Amiens
AMIENS, France, Feb 8, 2008 - Three French police officers have been
suspended after they shouted anti-Semitic slogans and made Nazi-style salutes
in a bar in the northern town of Amiens, the interior ministry said Friday.
The owner of "Le Goodness" bar has filed a writ against the men after he
says they threatened him with reprisals if he revealed what they had done.
The three burst into the bar last Friday night with shouts of "Sieg heil"
and went on to make violently anti-Semitic remarks and gestures, according to
an account on the Internet site of the National Office for Vigilance against
The interior ministry confirmed the account and said the men had been
suspended from duty.
Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie issued a statement strongly
condemning "this intolerable behaviour ... which is in total contradiction
with the police force's code of ethics."