A police officer charged with protecting the editor of France's controversial Charlie Hebdo paper has been suspended because of suspicions he might have been attracted to radical Islamism, according to press reports.
The officer, who has not been named in the reports, was suspended from the team guarding Charlie Hebdo chief editor Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau last month after a routine check of personnel, BFMTV says.
He has also had his gun confiscated.
He has appealed against the move.
The investigation found that the man, a Muslim, consulted Islamist websites while he was responsible for the protection of Hassen Chalgoumi, the imam of a mosque in Drancy, near Paris, known for his opposition to fundamentalism.