Pierre Bonny (1895 – 26 December 1944) was a French police officer. As an inspector, he was the investigating officer on the 1923 Seznec case, in which he has been accused of falsifying the evidence. He was praised as one of the most talented police officers in the country helping to solve the notorious Stavisky financial scandal in 1934. In 1935 he was jailed for 3 years on corruption charges.
During the Second World War, Bonny joined the French Gestapo, known as the Carlingue. He was executed by firing squad in 1944.
He is held to be the basis for the character of Monsieur Philibert in Patrick Modiano's wartime-set novel La Ronde de Nuit.
- ↑ Pierre Bonny entry at France Justice
- ↑ Between Justice And Politics: The Ligue Des Droits De L'Homme, 1898-1945, William D. Irvine, Leland Stanford Jr University, 2007
- ↑ The French Against the French: Collaboration and Resistance, Milton Dank, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1974, p.214
- ↑ Mug shots: an archive of the famous, infamous, and most wanted, Raynal Pellicer, Abrams, 2009, pp.125-127
- ↑ The French Against the French: Collaboration and Resistance, Milton Dank, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1974, p.221
- ↑ Vichy's Afterlife: History and Counterhistory in Postwar France, Richard Joseph Golsan, University of Nebraska Press, 2000