the police officer was exonerated

the police officer was exonerated
the police officer was exonerated

On the night of Friday May 3 to Saturday May 4, 2024, a patrol of three police officers was called upon to intervene following domestic violence and weapon violence in a building in Louviers, in Eure. A man, aged 39, threatened his partner with a knife. He also injured her brother in the face, when he tried to intervene to try to protect her.

While the police were near the apartment to arrest the man, “he allegedly came out with a knife in his hand, heavily intoxicated and refusing to obey the orders of the police officers who asked him on several occasions to put down his weapon”, returned Rémi Coutin, public prosecutor of Évreux. Before continuing: “On the contrary, he rushed towards the first police officer and at that moment, the police officer used his service weapon. »

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Under the conditions provided for by law

The shooter was taken into custody. Two investigations were opened: one entrusted to the Rouen judicial police and relating to the acts committed by the deceased man; the other to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) and relating to the shooting of the police officer.

Saturday May 4, 2024, in the afternoon, “the police officer’s custody has been lifted. The IGPN investigation quickly demonstrated that the police officer had used his weapon under the conditions provided for by law, according to information from our colleagues at The Louviers Dispatch . The two other police officers who were at the scene of the tragedy were also interviewed and the images provided by the pedestrian camera activated at the time of the incident proved the good faith of the police. […] The prosecution announced this Monday, May 6, 2024, that there would be no prosecution against the police officer. »

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