The four police officers accused of beating black music producer Michel Zecler last week in Paris have been indicted, and two of them have been jailed, a judicial source informed . on Monday.
The investigating judge accused three of the four policemen of “voluntary violence by a person who is the depositary of public authority” and for “lying in a public deed”, as requested by the Paris prosecutor’s office.
These are the three policemen who appear in a video released on Thursday recorded by the security cameras of the studio in which the police are seen beating the producer and which was branded by Emmanuel Macron as “shameful.”
The policeman suspected of having thrown a tear gas grenade in the studio of the musician where the attack occurred has been charged with “voluntary violence” against the music producer as well as nine other young people who were at that time in the basement of the studio.
The Prosecutor’s Office had requested the provisional arrest of the first three and a judicial control for the fourth, but the judge of liberties and detention has jailed two and left two others under judicial control.
The lawyers of the group of three, Anne-Laure Compoint (who defends two) and Jean-Christophe Ramadier (who defends one) declined to comment on the judge’s decision at the end of a hearing around 04:30 this Monday, local time.
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