4 cops are charged after assaulting a black man in a Paris music studio eight days in the past. This has been introduced by the general public prosecutor in France. Three of the boys are prosecuted for intentional violence with a weapon, accompanied by racist remarks.
Photographs contradicted the brokers’ statements
The fourth officer is charged as a result of within the studio fired a tear gasoline canister on the sufferer. All brokers are additionally charged with forgery, for giving false testimony within the case.
The Paris prosecutor introduced this information in response to French media Sunday night throughout a press convention. He reported that an official investigation into the 4 brokers has been launched.
The incident was greater than per week in the past. The sufferer, 41-year-old black music producer Michel Zecler, stated he was seen on the road with no masks close to his studio and went inside to flee a advantageous.
The officers chased him and photographs reveals them assaulting the person for six minutes. They kicked, punched and punched Zecler who didn’t assault the brokers in any means. The officers initially stated the person wished to take their weapons.
The entire model of the story solely got here out by means of surveillance photographs that hung within the studio, which gave a distinct image of the occasions than the preliminary statements of the brokers. French President Emmanuel Macron has known as the pictures a “shame” for France.
On Saturday, tens of 1000’s of individuals protested towards a brand new safety legislation that prohibits figuring out officers from being portrayed. The overwhelming majority of the protesters joined the march peacefully, however later within the day just a few small teams break up from the protest and clashed with French safety forces.
Masked demonstrators erected barricades, fired fireworks at police traces, and threw stones. Officers deploy tear gasoline and flash grenades.
In the course of the disturbances a number of automobiles, a motorbike and constructing supplies have been set on fireplace. Demonstrators and the police clashed. Based on Inside Minister Gérald Darmanin, greater than eighty folks have been arrested and 100 officers have been injured within the demonstrations.
Demonstrations occurred not solely in Paris: 1000’s of individuals took half in marches in Lille, Rennes, Strasbourg and different cities.
Racism, discrimination and ethnic profiling is a serious drawback inside the French police, Human Rights Watch stated in a report final summer season. After the demise of the American George Floyd, the dialogue flared up about French individuals who have been killed by police brutality.