The president of Toulouse, Pierre Dunac, calls for the creation of a specialized interregional jurisdiction in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne). With responsibility for investigating sensitive cases, it would allow it to deal with the rise “in drug trafficking and the violence that comes from it”, according to the lawyers.
JIRS for specialized interregional jurisdiction. Established in 2004, they collect judges instruction and judges to centralize all stages of criminal proceedings within the same structure. They intervene in particularly complex cases, especially in drug trafficking. There are 8 throughout France: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Rennes, Bordeaux, Nancy and Fort-de-France. All cases concerning Toulouse or Occitanie are assigned to the specialized interregional jurisdiction in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhone) or Bordeaux (Gironde).
“Occitanie is a huge area with a drug center which is Toulouseemphasizes Bâtonnier Pierre dunac. The division that was chosen for the defense zones is totally outdated. Sending a dossier concerning the Toulouse region to Marseille or Bordeaux brings additional complexity. The Marseille referees are very far from the reality on the ground and do not know the peculiarities. They don’t know how to tell the difference between, for example, the district Izard and that off mirail.“
Certain Occitan cases have ended up in the office JIRS Marseille or Bordeaux take several years to complete. A file regarding Tarn, the case celeawill have taken 13 years to end in court.
Added to this is another reality: “For several years, the Toulouse region has faced an increase in drug trafficking and drug resale offensesreports the Toulouse Bar. Thus with 1,351 drug-related offences (excluding drug use)Haute-Garonne is it 4 department where drug trafficking and resale are the most important – 2 except Ile-de-France. Between 2020 and 2021, these offenses increased 32.3%proving that traffic was well distributed after the 2020 lockdowns.“
The Toulouse investigators have the biggest problems in carrying out their investigations correctly. “The current trial of the killer in the Niqab, which is currently being held in the Assizes de Toulouse, is very badly handledsays Master dunac. The file is terribly incomplete, not because of the investigators, but because of totally inappropriate means.“
Arguments that should speak to investigators and judges who are currently mobilizing against the reform of the judicial police. The project plans to place all police departments across the department – intelligence, public safety, border police (PAF) and the judicial police (PJ’s) – under the authority of a single department director of the National Police (DDPN)depending on the prefect.