The complaints of several lawyers against the police officers responsible for the investigation of the attack on burnt police officers in Viry-Châtillon (Essonne) in 2016 were disoriented at the prosecutor's office in Créteil (Val-de-Marne), we learn from a judicial source .
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Since April, four complaints have been filed in particular for "
forgery in public writing
" and for "
willful violence by a person holding public authority
" as part of the investigation conducted by the departmental security of Essonne.
These complaints were first filed with the Evry prosecutor's office, which requested a change of scenery.
Contacted by AFP, the Créteil prosecutor's office, which will have to decide on the follow-up to these four complaints, confirmed having been seized by the general prosecutor's office.
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In these, the lawyers believe in particular that the interrogations were transcribed to the detriment of the defendants and that the "
would have knowingly been released
". A police report dated April 16, 2018 and drafted by the departmental security of Essonne, cited by Le Canard enchaîné and consulted by AFP, considers that it is "
difficult to determine the actions and individual responsibilities of individuals
All this investigation and all the identifications of suspects are based on human testimonies which for the most part only relate facts which have themselves been reported to them from the mouths of the said suspects and on a few lip-smacking confessions from some of them. these suspects,
”according to the report.
Six weeks of closed appeal trial
For Me Sarah Mauger-Poliak, one of the lawyers who lodged a complaint, "
it seemed indeed essential to disorientate this complaint for a good administration of justice
On April 18, after a six-week closed-door appeal trial, the Paris juvenile assize court declared five of the 13 defendants guilty of attempted murder of police officers.
Three of them, sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment, appealed to the Supreme Court.
Eight were acquitted, some for the benefit of the "
", others for "
lack of evidence
", sparking the indignation of the police unions and part of the political class.