The Besançon prosecutor's workplace opened an investigation and seized the IGPN after the distribution on social networks of a video exhibiting a police officer hanging a violent blow to a younger man in Besançon.
Following the dissemination on social networks of a video by which we see a police officer inflicting a punch on a younger man, “an investigation for violence by an individual accountable for public order was opened to grasp what occurred precisely, ”the prosecution of the Besançon court docket informed AFP on August 1. The prosecution additional knowledgeable that the Common Inspectorate of the Nationwide Police (IGPN) had been seized.
Within the ten-second video, which AFP watched on Twitter, we see a policeman carrying a helmet and bulletproof vest speaking, it appears calmly, with a younger man within the delicate neighborhood of Planoise in Besançon. All of a sudden, the policeman offers him a violent blow within the face, the video stopping at that second.
"Within the curiosity of the service, the prefect requested a direct withdrawal from the general public freeway of the police officer to the departmental director of public safety of Doubs, pending the conclusions of this investigation", specified the prefecture of Doubs in a press launch.
Based on a supply acquainted with the matter, the 16-year-old teenager was taken into police custody on July 30 within the afternoon of July 30 for "contempt and risk of crime towards an individual accountable for the crime. 'public authority". He was launched from custody on July 31 initially of the afternoon with a summons by a judicial police officer, in October, earlier than the youngsters's choose to reply for these info.
The mayor of Besançon "welcomes" the seizure of the IGPN
"This act of violence dedicated by a custodian of the general public pressure degrades the work of republican reconquest carried out by the police forces deployed by the State, the providers of town and the associations which bears its first fruits", estimated in a press launch from the mayor of Besançon, Anne Vignot (EELV) who “welcomes” the seizure of the IGPN.
The exemplary nature of the police pressure in current months in Planoise can’t be affected by the habits of an officer
"The exemplary nature of the police pressure in current months in Planoise can’t be affected by the habits of an agent", she added, hoping that "belief could be maintained between the police and the inhabitants".
In his press launch, the prefect of Doubs, Joël Mathurin, additionally affirms that he needs “the continuation of the work of republican reconquest and the battle towards narco-trafficking efficiently engaged for a number of months within the district of Planoise”.
"Exemplary professionalism is required within the republican motion of the police, it implies coolness in all circumstances", nonetheless provides Joël Mathurin whereas renewing "his confidence and his gratitude in direction of the interior safety forces which intervene in troublesome situations ".