Strasbourg: two police officers sentenced to prison after violent arrest

Strasbourg: two police officers sentenced to prison after violent arrest
Strasbourg: two police officers sentenced to prison after violent arrest

Five police officers were on trial this Thursday, June 20 for “aggravated violence”, one year after a violent arrest in Strasbourg.

Two were sentenced to prison, two others were given suspended sentences, and the last was acquitted “given the benefit of the doubt”.

The lawyer for two of the most heavily convicted police officers is studying the possibility of appealing.

The prosecutor describes the case as “a textbook case, a summary of everything you should not do”. Five police officers were on trial for “aggravated violence” et “arbitrary attack on individual freedom” this Thursday, June 20 before the Strasbourg Criminal Court one year after a violent arrest partly filmed.

The leader of the CRS group was sentenced to 30 months in prison, 12 of which were closed, to be carried out with an electronic bracelet, and a five-year ban on serving as a police officer. He was acquitted of the theft of cash, the 410 euros that the victim claimed to have been stolen. A second agent was also sentenced to 18 months in prison, including 9 months, under an electronic bracelet, and a two-year ban on working. Of the last three agents, two were sentenced to suspended prison sentences of 12 and six months without being prohibited from practicing, the last was acquitted “give the benefit of the doubt”.

While the sentences are lower than the prosecutor’s requisitions, the lawyer for the two most heavily convicted police officers denounced a decision “unfair” and indicated that he was considering the possibility of appealing.

On April 11, 2023 in the Cronenbourg district to the west of Strasbourg, these five CRS violently and brutally brought two young men up “North African type in their vehicle, without the reason for the arrest clearly appearing. After an initial transport, they carried out an identity check in a dead end, where they released one of the two individuals, taking the other to the police station. He was finally released after 48 hours in police custody. He complained of having been hit and accused the police of having stolen his cash. A doctor had given him a one-day ITT.


ER with AFP

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