Yellow vests : four CRS indicted for violence in a Burger King - The Point

At the end of their custody in the investigation into violence at a restaurant in a Burger King in Paris in 2018, four CRS were indicted for voluntary violence

Yellow vests : four CRS indicted for violence in a Burger King - The Point

At the end of their custody in the investigation into violence at a restaurant in a Burger King in Paris in 2018, four CRS were indicted for voluntary violence by a person agent of the public authority. Two of the four CRS are also prosecuted for voluntary violence with incapacity for work of less than eight days per person agent of the public authority meeting, and with a weapon. The four police officers have been freed under judicial control. They cannot come into contact with each other, nor to exercise the function of police officer on the public way and hold or carry a weapon.

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The events took place on December 1, 2018, during act III of the yellow Vests. Thirty protesters and a few journalists had found refuge in a Burger King near the Arc de Triomphe, at the end of a day of action marked by much violence. A dozen of CRS were entered in the fast-food and had been struck violently several demonstrators, some lying on the ground, using batons, a scene filmed by several journalists.

The CRS of Chalon-sur-Saône

in This case, seen as emblematic of the excesses of the maintenance of order in the face of the yellow Vests, had led to the opening of an investigation, entrusted to the general Inspectorate of the national police (IGPN). An investigating judge had been appointed in may 2019. In its report of the end of the preliminary investigation may 2019, the IGPN had recognized that violence "that did not seem justified" had been committed in this intervention carried out by the first section of the 43rd republican security company of Chalon-sur-Saône.

The IGPN cited in particular the case of Natan A., who had received 27 batons, carried by six police officers, before being able to get out of the restaurant. But the police of the police at the time had the insured not be able to identify all of the officials involved, while on several videos provided to investigators, and put online by some in the media, one could make out the face of several police officers. In its report, the IGPN has been insisting on the "context" of the general event, evoking a "context insurrectional chaos" unpublished ".

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 12:33

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