Police officer suspected of throwing tear gas canister indicted

Paris, November 21, 2020. Michel Zecler, a music producer, was beaten up by police officers. (Image taken from CCTV) – – / Michel Zecler / GS Group / AFP

A first indictment in the Michel Zecler case. The Paris prosecutor’s office demanded the indictment on Sunday afternoon three policemen suspected of being involved in
the beating of the producer and their placement in pre-trial detention, in this case that electrifies the debate around police violence and the law
“Global security”.

The fourth police officer involved was indicted on him this Sunday evening in particular for “willful violence” by a person holding public authority (PDAP) and placed under judicial control, a judicial source announced to AFP around 9:30 pm. The requisitions of the Paris prosecutor’s office were therefore followed for this agent, suspected of having thrown a tear gas canister in the studio.

The investigation is now entrusted to an investigating judge, explained the Paris public prosecutor Rémy Heitz. The investigating magistrate must decide whether he follows all the requisitions of the prosecution.


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