JUSTICE Indicted for intentional homicide and imprisoned since June 29, this police biker, Florian M., 38, had asked for his release on July 6, a request rejected by the investigating chamber police-auteur-du-tir-mortel-af41775.jpg” alt=”Death of Nahel: Pre-trial detention confirmed for the police officer responsible for the fatal shooting” />
Posters demanding justice for Nahel, killed by a policeman, here in Marseille on July 8, 2023. — SENER YILMAZ ASLAN/SIPA
The investigating chamber of the Versailles Court of Appeal confirmed Thursday the continued detention of the police officer responsible for the fatal shooting of Nahel, whose death in Nanterre on June 27 after a traffic check was carried out. followed by a week of riots. “The Versailles Chamber of Investigation has, in accordance with the requisitions of the General Prosecutor's Office, confirmed that the order dismissing the request for release,” the Court of Appeal in a press release.
“The indicted is therefore being kept in custody,” the statement added. Indicted for intentional homicide and imprisoned since June 29, this police biker, Florian M., 38, had asked for his release on July 6, a request rejected by the investigating chamber. He had appealed the decision on August 1, according to the court.
His lawyer, Me Laurent-Franck Liénard, announced to AFP to file “an appeal in cassation”, considering that “this detention is illegal: it is not justified in law or in fact” The policeman “has nothing to do with it. to do in prison: we will fight until what comes out,” he added.
31 investigations entrusted to the IGPN
The death of young Nahel, 17, on June 27 during a traffic check, was the trigger for several nights of urban violence in the Paris region and in the rest of the country. They have been marked by scenes of looting, mortar fireworks at public buildings and fires.
Three Raid cops, one unit d’élite, have been indicted Thursday at Marseille for “ death without intention to give it” and placed under judicial supervision in the investigation into the death of a 27-year-old man during the riots in early July.
The forces of the order are also implicated in the serious injuries of several people in France during this week of riots. A total of 31 investigations were completed. entrusted to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), the “police of the police” its equivalent for the gendarmerie, the IGGN.