What is a prosecutor of the Republic ?

What is a prosecutor of the Republic ?


The image is common, but is no less unpleasant : taking the floor after each terrorist attack, as the attack of Thursday, April 20, on the Champs-Elysées, it is the public prosecutor of Paris that comes the responsibility to give details on the events.

But what exactly are the functions of the public prosecutor of the Republic ? Is it independent ? And why the press conferences are always be given by the prosecutor of Paris after an attack, even if it is not occurred in the capital ? Explanations in the video.


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