4 policemen indicted for beating a black man in France

4 cops have been accused and two of them imprisoned within the framework of the proceedings opened for the beating of a black producer in Paris in a case of police violence that has shocked France in full debate on a controversial invoice of world safety.

The investigating decide has accused three of the 4 policemen of “voluntary violence by particular person depositary of the general public authority “and by” mendacity in public deed “, as requested by the Paris prosecutor’s workplace. These are the three policemen who seem in a video launched on Thursday and which was recorded by the safety cameras of the music that includes the cops beating the producer Michel zecler, a reality described as “disgrace” by the president of the nation, Emmanuel Macron.

The policeman suspected of getting thrown a tear grenade within the studio of the musician the place the assault occurred has been charged with “voluntary violence” in opposition to the music producer in addition to 9 different younger individuals who have been at the moment within the basement of the studio.

The prosecution had requested the provisional arrest of the primary three and a judicial management for the fourth, however the decide has determined to imprison two and go away two others beneath judicial management.

The attorneys of three of them, Anne-Laure Compoint (who defends two) and Jean-Christophe Ramadier (who defends one) have refused to touch upon the decide’s choice after a listening to that ended at 04:30 a.m. this morning. Monday.

The arrest of the brokers ought to make it potential “to keep away from the danger of them reaching an settlement” amongst themselves “or pressuring witnesses,” argued prosecutor Rémy Heitz when explaining his request for provisional arrest.

“Unjustified blows”

The three fundamental defendants admitted to the particular police that “the beatings weren’t justified and that they’d reacted primarily to concern“In accordance with the prosecutor. They invoked” panic “over the sensation of being trapped on the entrance to Zecler’s music studio, which was resisting, based on them.

As a substitute, they denied “having directed racist phrases“As Zecler assures, who declared that he had been handled as a” soiled black “, an insult that was additionally the article of” one of many younger males “current within the basement of the research. Additionally they refute the” liar of the assertion.

The Minister of the Inside, Gérald DarmaninHe promised on Thursday the “revocation” of the cops who’ve “dirty the uniform of the Republic”, as quickly as “justice determines the information.”

This case, which got here to mild due to the diffusion of the movies Recorded by the native safety cameras, it appears to have given arguments to the opponents of the worldwide safety regulation, whose fundamental measure is to restrict the potential for filming the forces of order.

Greater than 130,000 folks demonstrated on Saturday, based on the Inside Ministry, and greater than 500,000 based on organizers, to protest the regulation throughout France. In Paris there have been some violent clashes with the forces of order.

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