The three police officers emerged free. After 48 hours of police custody at the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), “they come out free of charge”told AFP Me Laurent-Franck Liénard. “They have nothing to hide and will demonstrate their respect for the rules and the legitimacy of their action”. The agents had fired this Sunday on a car in Paris, which was trying to escape a police check, resulting in the shooting death of a passenger.
The investigations are continuing, now entrusted to an investigating judge, in particular “willful violence resulting in death without intention to give it by a person holding public authority”. This “judicial information will make it possible to trace precisely the course of events and to determine the exact circumstances of the use of their weapon by the police”said the public prosecutor of Paris, Laure Beccuau, in a press release.
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The driver of the vehicle, seriously injured by a gunshot but whose state of health has improved, was taken into custody on Tuesday for, in particular, “attempted homicide on a person holding public authority”. He is suspected of having refused to comply late Saturday morning in the 18th arrondissement, when mountain bike officials wanted to check his vehicle twice. The officials fired and shot in the head the passenger seated in the front, a young woman born in 2001, who died the next day.
Me Sylvie Noachovitch, the lawyer for her family, will file a complaint against the driver for manslaughter but also against X, targeting the police, “for intentional violence resulting in death without intention to give it and manslaughter” .
“Police who kill”
“After the hysterization and politicization of the debate, the time is for investigation and serenity” for investigators, tweeted the union Unity SGP which, like its competitor Alliance, brought its ” support “ to the police. This control revived the question of the use of force by the police and gendarmes and fueled a new pass of arms between the head of rebellious France Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his political opponents.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon said Tuesday on France Inter to assume having castigated this weekend “a police that kills”. He explained that he had “raise the tone” to denounce “the evolution of the use of police force as it is today defined by the political power that commands”. “If you vote for me, I will change the doctrine of the use of police force in our country” for use “proportionate”promised the number 1 of LFI, who is seeking the post of Prime Minister if the left alliance (Nupes) wins a majority of seats in the Assembly after the legislative elections of June 12 and 19.
defending himself from being “anti cop”he again pointed to the “factious behavior” according to him some “politico-union organizations” policewomen. Words that triggered a salvo of criticism, when the Nupes is identified by the presidential majority as its main opponent for this election.
“I find it very shocking the way Jean-Luc Mélenchon systematically attacks the police with totally outrageous remarks”Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne was moved on Tuesday on France Bleu. “Four deaths in 4 months. The death of a 21-year-old young woman shot in the head: no big deal for Borneimmediately retorted the leader of France Insoumise on Twitter. “For her, only I am a problem. Borne, technocrat Prime Minister without heart, without human compassion, without republican principle on the public force “.
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“It goes too far”it’s a “controlled skid”protested for his part the Minister of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti. “It’s unbearable from a senior politician, especially in this election period”estimated the Keeper of the Seals on BFM TV, launching: “Is it the LFI politburo that dispenses justice in this country? ». For former RN presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, Jean-Luc Mélenchon is “always on the side of the thugs” and, on the right, the president of senators LR Bruno Retailleau claimed his “apologies to the police”.