Friday, January 22

Macron “very shocked” by the video of the producer hit by the police

Emmanuel Macron in front of a tree. – ludovic MARIN / AFP

Last Saturday, a black man, a music producer, was the victim of a beating by three police officers in the 17th arrondissement. In the aftermath of these revelations by the site LoopsiderEmmanuel Macron said he was “very shocked”, the Elysee said on Friday, a first official reaction from the Head of State on this affair which is triggering a controversy including within his majority.

“The revocation”

The President of the Republic received Thursday his Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin and asked him to pronounce very clear sanctions against the police, we have also learned from a government source. Questioned on the France 2 set, Gérald Darmanin said he would ask for “the dismissal” of the police officers involved in the assault on this music producer.

The images of violence against the producer “are extremely shocking,” said Gérald Darmanin. “As soon as I learned of what had happened, I asked for the suspension of these police officers. As soon as the facts are established by justice, I will ask for the dismissal of these police officers ”, continued the minister.

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