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4 French police officers held on suspicion of raping Canadian woman

Published on Apr 25, 2014 5:00 PM

PARIS (AFP) - Four French police officers are being held in custody on suspicion of raping a 34-year-old Canadian woman at their Paris headquarters.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed the detentions on Friday and vowed to take "all the necessary measures" if the accusation against the four officers is proven.

"I want the justice system and the police inspectorate to complete their investigations so that the truth can be established," Mr Cazeneuve said in a speech to police in Marseille on Friday.

The four officers were placed in custody on Thursday and can be held for up to 48 hours before they must be brought before a judge for a decision on whether they are to be charged.

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