Didier Lallement can be formally changed as chief of Paris police on Thursday, saying he was left “wounded by the failure” on the Stade de France within the Champions League ultimate.
Actual Madrid’s 1-Zero win over Liverpool was overshadowed by crowd issues earlier than and after the match as Reds followers, together with younger youngsters, have been crushed, sprayed with tear fuel and denied entry regardless of holding legitimate tickets.
Lallement cited the behaviour of Liverpool supporters as a key issue within the fiasco however then apologised to them in June, saying he was “the one one accountable” for the incidents.
His exit just isn’t straight linked to the occasions in Saint-Denis as he had already introduced to his troops he would head into retirement this summer time forward of his 66th birthday on August 27.
Gerald Darmanin, France’s Minister of the Inside, praised Lallement for his work and confirmed he can be changed by former junior inside minister Laurent Nunez.
“The President of the Republic, on my proposal, appointed Laurent Nunez Prefect of Police,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
“It’s the selection of an skilled man who is aware of the Prefecture of Police completely and who has held many nationwide obligations. The protection of Ile-de-France residents can be our precedence.
“I wish to pay tribute to Didier Lallement for his actions, in troublesome situations, in a context of serious terrorist menace, on the head of the Prefecture of Police over the previous three years. He’s a credit score to the Republic.”
In a letter despatched to cops on Wednesday, Lallement stated he leaves his put up with the ultimate fiasco as the one stain on his tenure lasting three and a half years.
“I am nonetheless wounded from the failure of the Stade de France,” stated the letter revealed by AFP.
“Definitely, that night, we saved lives however the repute of the nation was broken. That the French flag has been sullied is a ache for me and a accountability that I have to assume.”
Darmanin continued responsible Liverpool followers for the violence, claiming that 35,000 had turned up with faux tickets – however final week, a scathing French Senate report stated this was to “divert consideration” from organisational failures.