The Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, announced Thursday, October 14, that he will file a complaint against Philippe Bhutto, the candidate of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) in the presidential elections, due to his statements about the police. On Wednesday in Franceinfo. Mr. Poutou in particular said that a “Fifteen young men [étaient] She is killed by the police annually.”
Mr. Bhutto’s statements to the police are insulting and unbecoming of an elected representative of the Republic. On behalf of the Ministry and in defense of the honor of all police officers, I file a complaint,” M. Darmanin wrote on his Twitter account. The complaint will be submitted to “public insult”, his entourage told Agence France-Presse (AFP).
“The police kill, and the police obviously kill,” Mr. Poutou said Wednesday evening on the Franceinfo website. «Steve [Maia Caniço] In Nantes, in Marseilles during a demonstration of the “yellow jackets” a lady who closed her shutters, Remy Fries a few years ago … It would be necessary to see the numbers accurately, but in working-class neighborhoods it is about fifteen young men killed by the police annually “, he completed. The police have killed and they are being killed. After that, we can discuss: assassination, murder, accident or fatal mistake, or self-defense of course”Mr. Poutou added.
🗣️ “Obviously the police are killing. There is police violence” confirms 🗣️ this evening at #VIPol, PhilippePoutou who… https://t.co/u5baioyfJc
Mr Poutou, the Bordeaux municipal councilor, was questioned about police violence following the statements of Dominique Lannoy, deputy (La France insoumise, LFI) to the mayor of Cachan (Val-de-Marne). “I thought the goal of the police was to protect the population, not necessarily to have weapons to kill them, because that’s what it means in good everyday French”Mr. Lano announced during the Municipal Council on September 30.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the city of Kashan denounced a “video editing (…) Voluntarily changing the reality of the words and facts of this general meeting. ‘Undisciplined remarks were made’ Thanks to your discussion “Elect representatives of the opposition regarding arming the municipal police.”, she added.
On Wednesday evening, Mr. Darmanin asked Kashan Socialist Mayor Helen de Comarmond for clarifications of these remarks. “unacceptable”In a message known to Agence France-Presse. The Alliance Police Syndicate issued a statement on Twitter welcoming the minister’s support: “Hate hostile to justice…the Minister of the Interior proves us right”, The “Kashan Mayor Calls for Accountability After Shocking Statements of Elected LFI”.
Steve Maya Kaneko, a 24-year-old host, disappeared during a police operation aimed at putting an end to an electric evening on the banks of the Loire River on the night of June 21-22, 2019. His body was found a month later. . A deputy governor and a police commissioner were charged with manslaughter in this case.
In Marseille, at the beginning of December 2018, 80-year-old Algerian Zineb Redouane died after being hit in the face by tear gas canisters in her apartment at 4.NS The floor, during the “Yellow Vests” demonstration. The investigation, confused in Lyon, is underway.
Remy Fries, a young environmental activist, was killed by an assault bomb in 2014 during violent clashes at the controversial Sevens Dam site (Tarn). On March 23, the Court of Cassation finally confirmed the January 2018 dismissal in favor of the gendarme who threw the grenade.