The lawyer of driver suspected of having tripped and fatally wounded a young woman this weekend in Lyon has accused the minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, have spoken of " murder ". It has also denounced a "recovery" policy of the case.
"It is unfortunate that, less than 48 hours after the facts, this case has been the subject of a recovery by the extreme right on the social networks in order to feed into a climate of hatred," wrote Me Celine Cooper in a press release. "What level of barbarism do you need to reach for the French people to say stop to this going wild in our society ? How many police officers, gendarmes, police, bus drivers, young girls or young boys that were massacred, does it ? " was tweeted on Monday the president of the national Rally, Marine Le Pen, the subject of this matter.
The driver put in the test on Monday night
" It is also regrettable that Gérald Darmanin himself is left to be influenced by these counter-truths yesterday (Tuesday) in the chamber (the national Assembly) in describing the facts of the "murder", in disregard of the evidence on file and the total disregard of the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary, " says the lawyer of the suspect, that is not to be prosecuted for homicide. "We all hope that the people who are responsible for this murder are of course promptly punished and punishment ", had said on Tuesday the minister of the Interior before the deputies.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday, a care assistant of 23 years, was struck mortally the long and drag on the pavement by a car that fled. Its driver, 21-year-old, then presented himself voluntarily to the police and was indicted on Monday evening, before Gérald Darmanin is expressed in the national Assembly, heads of " voluntary violence causing death and hit-and-run ". Another person 19 years of age, presents in the car, were put in examination for " non-assistance to person in danger ".
"A chain of tragic events"
According to the public prosecutor, the police has first been warned of a "fight in progress" triggered by " a dispute between motorists and a group of young people, the latter blaming the motorists to have hit a dog." And then another call informed the police that" a motorist driving a Golf would have knowingly knocked over a young woman and would drag on for several metres ". "Contrary to what you may read, the people indicted in this folder are not overwritten dog, nor did the rodeo on the scene, but were violently attacked by a crowd of persons present on the premises," says mr. Cooper.
"The following is the result of a chain of tragic events on which it is for the investigating judge and lawyers to make the light in all serenity," said a lawyer, regretted that the names of the people under investigation have been " claimed and disclosed on the social networks ". "Rather than responding to popular vengeance, the minister of the Interior had to ensure its role as guarantor of social peace. (...) As noted by the keeper of the Seals, justice does not in the street, or on social networks, or in the media, " concluded mr. Cooper. The minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, made the remarks Monday during his hearing before the Law commission of the national Assembly.Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 11:33