sensitive day in Nanterre with the reconstruction of the circumstances of the death of young Nahel

sensitive day in Nanterre with the reconstruction of the circumstances of the death of young Nahel
sensitive day in Nanterre with the reconstruction of the circumstances of the death of young Nahel

Part of the town of Nanterre, northwest of Paris, will be closed off this Sunday, May 5. It is a sensitive day with the reconstruction of the circumstances of the death of young Nahel, 17, killed by a police officer during a road check. This tragedy, which occurred on June 27, 2023, was the trigger for eleven days of riots which gradually spread to other suburban neighborhoods, but also to medium-sized municipalities. Back to the facts.

This June 27, in the morning, two police officers on motorcycles chase a sports car, which is leading to more violations. The vehicle gets stuck in traffic. While the two officers lean towards the driver for an identity check, the car tries to restart. Florian M., who had his gun pointed at Nahel, drawn. The 17-year-old died of a gunshot to the chest.

Were the two officers threatened by the vehicle? It is this question among others that the reconstruction must make it possible to answer. Initially, Florian M. and his colleague explained that the car was heading towards them. However, this is not what the video made by a passerby and posted on social networks shows.

Fear

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