CRS, unit 8’s track record of sadistic policing:
CRS 8 tactics have been so inhumane that they have driven refugees to organise demonstrations against police brutality.
For example, in April 2009, CRS 8 officers gassed a pregnant woman. In April the previous year, they beat a wounded Sudanese refugee while he was already on the ground. He had recently undergone a stomach operation. One of the officers, always seen with a moustache, is known to be particularly aggressive, and has been identified by many migrants on various occasions. CRS 8 are also known to have made an Eritrean fall from the roof of the African squat. Further, in April 2008, on a day of particularly harsh weather, the CRS ordered one migrant to remove his shoes and walk barefoot in the snow to the arrest van. Another refugee with an injured arm asked an officer from unit 8 for medication, and demonstrated his inability to move his arm. The officer responded by taking the man’s arm and streching it out fully…”