The prosecutor of the Republic of Limoges (Haute-Vienne) is accused of of "failures à delicacy and dignity of the magistrate.
The prosecutor of the Republic of Limoges is in the hot seat for sexist remarks and questionable jokes at towards several women. Indeed, Baptiste Porcher appeared this Tuesday, February 6, 2024 during a disciplinary hearing of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSM). As France Inter indicates, the latter is being prosecuted for "breaches & delicacy and dignity of the magistrate".
"I ended up hiding behind the doors"
An investigation by the CSM made it possible to collect several testimonies from women accusing the magistrate who has been in office for 4 years in Haute-Vienne. The latter invoke the uneasiness of his conversations, the strategies of avoidance so as not to come across him in the future. the machine à coffee, fatigue, harassment for some" reveals the media. During the hearing, Baptiste Porcher recognized the inappropriate character of of his jokes, like when he compares one of his colleagues leaving the hearing to a woman. his wife, she "does the same when she wants to make love”.
"I ended up hiding behind the doors, çit never stopped" indicates the collaborator. "There are also some inappropriate gestures, on the slightly cut-out t-shirt. of a justice assistant" reports France Info. It also happened to him to add "TION" on the guard board à view &agrav; side from the surname of a suspect whose name was Fella.
The CSM will deliver its opinion on March 12
Gritty, inappropriate and sexist remarks which initially led to an alert from the Public Prosecutor's Office in August 2022, then the opening of an administrative investigation by the General Inspectorate of Justice (IGJ) for possible ethical breaches. Le Parisien also indicates that Mr. Porcher had already été reminder &agrav; order by its hierarchical superior.
The Ministry of Justice denounces a "total loss of ethical benchmarks" and calls for an "exemplary sanction". Are we heading towards a pure and simple withdrawal from the function of public prosecutor and an automatic transfer ? The Superior Council of the Judiciary will deliver its opinion on March 12, 2024. Before the Minister of Justice pronounces the sanction. In the majority of cases, it confirms à the opinion of the Council.