JUDGMENT The two BAC officials were tried for having beaten up a young man on the sidelines of a demonstration against the pension reform, in December 2019 in Lyon < p>
Two Lyon police officers were given a one-year suspended prison sentence on Thursday for beating up a young man on the sidelines of a demonstration against pension reform. (illustration) — PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP
- Tried for “willful violence by a person holding public authority resulting in more than eight days of ITT”, two police officers from the Lyon BAC were sentenced on Thursday to twelve months in prison suspended.
- The court went beyond the prosecution's requisitions.
- On December 10, 2019, the two police officers beat up a 23-year-old young man for no reason, at the end of a demonstration against the reform of the retreats.
Suspended prison sentences of one year were imposed. pronounced on Thursday at against two police officers from the Lyon BAC. The criminal court went beyond requisitions from the public ministry having requested that they be condemned to ten months suspended sentence. The court considered that the defendants had “committed a personal fault” as part of a “unique scene of violence”.
The two officials were on trial for beating for no reason a young man, then aged 23 years old, & the end of a demonstration against the pension reform, on December 10, 2019. leave Place Bellecour in Lyon when he has passed near the police cordon. Pulled to the back by the hood of his jacket, forced to the ground by force. brushes in the knees, the boy was then hit in the face with several blows from a truncheon. Result: nine teeth broken and part of the jaw fractured.
“The judges, we do not abuse them”
“I am very happy with the decision finding them guilty. Çhas done good. Ç’ve been questioning me for two and a half years, that they don’t believe me when I speak, reacted the interested party. out of court. This time the decision was made. socket. I can only congratulate.
“We don't abuse judges. We can't tell them nonsense when it’s filmed, when we’re in the open air, when we're in Place Bellecour, when there's a young man with a bloody mouth,” Thomas Fourrey, welcoming “a strong decision”.
Recognized “severally” guilty of “willful violence by a person in authority” public having led to more than eight days of ITT,” the two defendants “immediately” is appealing the decision, according to their lawyer Me Laurent-Franck Liénard.
“A very badly rendered decision”
“Here, we have acts that are committed by the government” one and by the other and both are judged by the same sign. It’s not possible. It’s a decision that is very poorly made,” the council of police officers, who were accompanied to the hearing on Thursday of about fifteen colleagues.
The defendants, who did not admit the charges despite the proofs brought back in image and which showed a disconcerting zeal to the bar, will also have to pay àgrave; title advances the sum of 19,646 euros for moral and bodily injury. Arthur had had 21 days of ITT and had been forced to pay several thousand euros in dental costs.