Under pressure from police unions, French PM Jean Castex has proposed tougher measures against those who attack the police, just ahead of a ceremony to honor the latest officer killed in a shooting last week.

Following a meeting with police union leaders on Monday, Castex took to Twitter, pledging “more severe punishment” in cases of “violence against the internal security forces.”

Among the proposed measures announced by the PM is a guaranteed 30-year prison sentence for killing an officer, matching the punishment for terrorists. Measures would also be introduced to allow faster prosecution and the ability to reduce a sentence will be more strictly limited. (RT)