French gov't to take action against rise of police suicides

Already under stress from a number of 'terror' attacks and a two-year-long state of emergency, officers face long working hours, and struggle to get paid for overtime.

    There has been a sudden rise in the number of French police officers taking their own lives.

    An increase in attacks, mass protests and anti-police sentiment, is adding to the stress.

    On average, one police officer commits suicide every four days.

    Now police unions are calling on the government to take action.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Chappelle reports.


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