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US News Investigations against police officers in Paris

13:35  30 november  2020
13:35  30 november  2020 Source:   dw.com

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At least 81 people were arrested as mass protests and riots broke out on the streets of Paris against a proposed law that would criminalise the filming of police in France. The government has argued that the new law will not impede upon freedom of the press or the ability of the public to film officers , and

A French judge has placed four police officers under criminal investigation over the beating of a black music producer at his studio in Paris earlier this month, media reports say. Video of the white officers attacking producer Michel Zecler emerged last week, causing widespread outrage.

French President Macron had spoken of a "shameful" incident. The officers involved are under pressure because of violence against a black man.

Solidarität mit dem angegriffenen Produzenten Michel Zecler: Graffito in Toulouse am Samstag © Alain Pitton / NurPhoto / picture alliance Solidarity with the attacked producer Michel Zecler: Graffito in Toulouse on Saturday

Investigations have been initiated against four police officers, reports the French news agency AFP, citing judicial circles. Accordingly, two of them came into custody. The other two were released conditionally. The allegations made include "willful violence by a person with sovereign authority".

Such a procedure can ultimately lead to criminal proceedings if the investigators see sufficient evidence against the accused. Otherwise, you can stop the proceedings again. France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin had called for the police officers to be dismissed if the allegations were confirmed.

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Paris riot police fired tear gas to disperse a largely peaceful but unauthorized protest against police brutality and racism on Saturday. Officers prevented people attending the main rally from approaching the counter-demonstrators, who were later detained. Riot police then fired tear gas and

Four French police officers have been suspended from duty after a viral video documented the violent arrest of a black music producer in Paris on Saturday. It shows officers repeatedly beating a man during a police operation last Saturday. "The images that we have all seen of Michel Zecler's assault

The music producer Michel Zecler was beaten, kicked and racially insulted by police officers in the entrance area of ​​his studio in Paris about a week ago. One of the officers threw a tear gas grenade into the building. The case had become known through footage from a surveillance camera and had caused horror across the country. The four police officers were then suspended and taken into custody.

Beats, kicks, abuse

Video: Journalists fear self-censorship: Protests against security law (Euronews)

The officials told investigators that Zecler did not wear a corona protective mask on the street and then attacked . The video images only show how the police hit him in the face, kick him and beat him with the baton. Zecler himself stated that the officers attacked him for no reason: "They said 'dirty negro' several times and then beat me."

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French police have fired tear gas at protesters rallying in Paris against a bill that would make it a criminal offence to film or take photos of police But the government says it will help protect officers from online abuse. On Saturday, demonstrations were also being held in Bordeaux, Lille, Montpellier

French authorities have suspended three police officers after they were seen on video beating up a black music producer in central Paris . He was detained and charged with violence and resisting arrest, but prosecutors threw the charges out and instead opened an investigation against the

  Ermittlungsverfahren gegen Polizisten in Paris © Aurore Mesenge / AFP / Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron had reacted with indignation to the video recordings . He spoke of an unacceptable aggression and called the incident "shameful" for France. At the same time, he called on the government to quickly come up with proposals to combat discrimination and to strengthen confidence in the police.

Photojournalist injured on demonstration

Also at the weekend, well over 100,000 people in numerous cities across the country protested against police violence and a planned law that would criminalize certain photos or films made by police officers. Numerous people were injured on both sides in clashes between demonstrators and security forces. The journalists' organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) criticized the police for "unacceptable" violence, which also affected representatives of the press. The photographer Ameer al Halbi was injured in the face with a baton, said RSF General Secretary Christophe Deloire on Twitter.

IGPN seized after new video showing man beaten up by police officers

 IGPN seized after new video showing man beaten up by police officers IGPN was seized by the courts after being informed of a video showing three police officers beating up a music producer in Paris. © Screenshot / Loopsider Police violence again highlighted by a video. Loopsider reveals this Tuesday the images of a man beaten last Saturday by several police officers, in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. According to the media, Michel, a music producer, was in front of his studio when he was attacked by agents, "simply because he was not wearing a mask." In total

Four French police officers were arrested Friday after a video purportedly showed them beating up a Black music producer in Paris , the prosecutor said. But prosecutors threw out the probe and instead opened an investigation against the officers themselves for committing violence while in a position

As many as 62 police officers were injured and 81 people were arrested at Demonstrations took place throughout the country against a controversial new bill that would ban The protests came after video images of three police officers beating a black music producer inside his studio in Paris went

Protest gegen Polizeigewalt und Rassismus am Samstag in Paris © Samuel Boivin / NurPhoto / picture alliance Protest against police violence and racism on Saturday in Paris

According to its own statement, the government wants to better protect the emergency services with the proposed law. Critics argue that many cases of police violence go unpunished if they are not filmed and posted on the Internet. Journalists' associations fear a massive restriction of the freedom of the press .

jj / sti (dpa, afp)

Several news agencies have since corrected their earlier statements that charges had been brought against the police officers concerned. We have adjusted the article accordingly.

Producer beaten up in Paris: Pre-trial detention of police officers, an extremely rare measure .
Two of the four police officers indicted in the Michel Zecler case, this music producer beaten up in his studio, were placed in pre-trial detention © - / Michel Zecler / GS Group / AFP Paris, November 21, 2020. Michel Zecler, a music producer, was beaten up by police officers.

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