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World Four French police officers charged with brutal beating of Black music producer

18:00  30 november  2020
18:00  30 november  2020 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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French police caught on CCTV beating black music producer in his Paris studio – video. The officers said they had approached Zecler because he was not wearing a mask and because there was a strong smell of cannabis coming from his bag. After searching the bag, police found only 0.5g of

Four French police officers are reported to have been charged in connection with the beating of music producer Michel Zecler. A fourth officer , suspected of having thrown a tear gas grenade into the basement of the building where the attack took place, was charged with "willful violence."

Surveillance camera footage, widely distributed on social networks last week, shows music producer Michel Zecler being beaten by police officers at the entrance of a music studio in Paris. (Photo by MICHEL ZECLER/GS GROUP/AFP/Getty Images) Surveillance camera footage, widely distributed on social networks last week, shows music producer Michel Zecler being beaten by police officers at the entrance of a music studio in Paris. (Photo by MICHEL ZECLER/GS GROUP/AFP/Getty Images)

PARIS —Four French police officers were charged Monday with assaulting a Black music producer last week, an episode captured on video footage that has stunned the French public and shaken the government.

Michel Zecler, the 41-year-old music producer, claims that the officers repeatedly insulted him as they beat him and that they also used a clear racial epithet while they did so. The officers denied that charge during their interrogation, Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz told reporters Sunday.

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Three of the four officers will remain detained before trial. The group are facing accusations they Prosecutor Remy Heitz announced pretrial detainment for three of the four officers during a press Heitz said the officers have admitted striking Zecler, but they say it was the producer ’s “attitude” that

Four French police officers were arrested Friday after a video purportedly showed them beating up a Black music producer in Paris, the prosecutor The officers who had previously been suspended were called in for questioning and are being held at the National Police Inspectorate General (IGPN)

The footage of Zecler, first released Thursday by the French news outlet Loopsider, stunned a nation that was already debating a controversial provision in a new security law that would ban recording police on active duty. The release of the footage followed an earlier incident Thursday in which a Paris police officer was shown on camera beating Afghan refugees as authorities cleared out a migrant camp in central Paris.

President Emmanuel Macron said in a Facebook post Friday that the images of Zecler’s beating “shame us,” and he urged the French government to devise new protocols that would “reaffirm the link of confidence that should naturally exist between the French and those who protect them.”

“I want to understand why I have been assaulted by people who were wearing a police uniform. I want justice actually, because I believe in the justice of my country,” Zecler said in an interview with the Associated Press. He added that he suffered injuries to his head, legs and forearms.

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Four officers suspended from duty after allegedly beating a black music producer went before a judge in France on Sunday, one day after anti- police French President Emmanuel Macron even commented on them, saying they “shame us all.” Video of the incident in question shows the officers

Three police officers remained in custody Sunday on orders of Paris' top prosecutor Remy Heitz over last weekend's arrest of Black music producer Michel Zecler A fourth officer , who arrived later at Zecler's studio and threw a tear gas grenade, will not be held in custody, but will still be charged with

Three of the officers involved in the incident have been charged with “intentional violence by a person in public authority,” as well with falsifying statements that documented the incident. The fourth officer has been charged only with “intentional violence.” Two of the four have been granted conditional release.

Amid mounting criticism from the public in the wake of these incidents, the French government appeared willing to change the controversial provision that would ban filming police, in theory to protect them from harm.

Prime Minister Jean Castex said Friday that the provision, still pending approval from the French Senate, would be revised.

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Video of beating leads to investigation of Paris police officers .
The victim claims the officers also hurled racist insults at him.The video shows three of the officers shove Michel Zecler inside his music studio, then punch, kick and hit him repeatedly with a truncheon for several minutes.  As they leave, a fourth officer throws a tear gas canister through the door.

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