‘It’s not my fault’: French police investigating death of teen after alleged overdose
A French police officer is being investigated over the death of a 14-year-old boy who was found dead in his bed after allegedly taking a fatal dose of synthetic opiates.
Police in the French capital, Paris, are investigating the death, which has not been officially confirmed, as a possible case of drug overdose.
The boy’s mother said she was at the time of the death and police had not been able to speak to her.
The investigation comes as France grapples with a high level of overdose deaths among its youth.
In a separate case, the head of France’s national drug watchdog has admitted to taking drugs on the job.
The agency has been accused of a cover-up over the deaths of six children.
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to “do everything” to improve the countrys anti-drug policy.
“We are a nation of laws and our law enforcement is always up to the job,” he said.
“I will do everything to improve our police forces, especially those who deal with drugs.
They are the best in the world.”