A new case of police brutality shocks France

The brutal scene lasts 15 minutes: kicking, hitting, punching, and racist insults. Michel Zecler, a black music producer, is the victim. Their aggressors: three policemen. The event took place on the afternoon of Saturday, November 21, when the producer went to his recording studio in the 17th district of Paris. The agents evoked in their report a case of “rebellion “ Y “violence against a person depositary of public authority. “However, the images of the aggression dismantle the version of the police officers and document a new case of police brutality in France.

After the dissemination of the video of the police intervention, the result of an investigation of the web Loopsider, the three officers were temporarily suspended at the request of the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin. The General Inspection of the National Police (IGPN), known as “the police of the policemen “, will be in charge of investigating the intervention of her fellow ranks.

The violent dismantling of a camp from refugees in the Republic Square from Paris and the fierce defense of the bill of “global security “, designed to protect law enforcement agencies by limiting the dissemination of images of officers during their missions, have put the Interior Minister at the center of all criticism.

Authoritarian drift

Trying to save his image, on the night of this Thursday, November 26, Gérald Darmanin described the violence against the producer as “extremely important& rdquor ;, ensuring that “as soon as justice establishes the facts […] I will call for the removal of these policemen & rdquor ;.

However, these repeated scenes of police violence are considered by many to be the result of the authoritarian drift of the Government of Macron, in particular, of his Minister of the Interior. In this context, the Law Commission of the National Assembly has summoned Gérald Darmanin to question him on the different cases of police excesses occurred over the last few weeks. The Minister must appear before the camera next Monday.

Given the wave of criticism that is coming, Emmanuel Macron himself would have described the images as “more than shocking “, according to France Info.

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