The two police officers from the anti-crime brigade (BAC) of Stains (Seine-Saint-Denis) placed in police custody on Monday for “Attempted homicide” after having seriously wounded by bullets two people were released Tuesday, August 17, according to a press release from the public prosecutor’s office in Bobigny.

The two officials were heard in the investigation conducted by the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) as to the use of their firearms during an intervention, filmed and widely disseminated on social networks, at night. from Sunday August 15 to Monday August 16. “The first elements of this investigation […] led the prosecution to rule out the intention of homicide ” from police, announced the prosecution. A third policeman was also heard as a witness. Judicial information must be opened over the next few days by the prosecution in order to continue the investigations.

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Aged 27 and 30, the police had tried to control a vehicle occupied by a man and a passenger, Boulevard Maxime-Gorki in Stains. A video shared thousands of times on social media shows the two police officers repeatedly firing at the car after it swerved.

Another investigation targets vehicle occupants

The two passengers are targeted by another investigation, for “Refusal to comply” and “Attempted homicide on a person holding public authority”, carried out by the judicial police of the department, following their refusal to comply with the control.

The driver of the vehicle was hit by “At least three impacts” bullets, which wounded him “To the thorax, the arm and the pubis”, detailed a source close to the case, specifying that he was issued forty-five days of ITT (total incapacity for work). The passenger, lying in the back seat, was shot in the back, and was awarded 100 days of ITT. Their days were no longer in danger on Tuesday. The definition of an ITT by an authorized doctor is used to make available to investigators, then magistrates during the trial, a penal estimate of the seriousness of the injuries.

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Mr. Yassine Bouzrou, lawyer for the young man injured by the shooting, told Agence France-Presse that he had filed a complaint for “attempted murder” and “forgery in public writing”, as well as a request for a change of scenery, confirming information from Mediapart. “The police have put forward self-defense, that’s not what I see in the pictures”, said the lawyer. “When we shoot eight times at a stationary vehicle, I do not see where the self-defense is”added Me Bouzrou.

“The use of service weapons by police officers not wearing their official armbands is not a trivial act”, for his part, commented Monday evening Azzédine Taïbi, the mayor (PCF) of Stains, asking that “All light be shed on this drama”.

The World with AFP

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