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Paris: trial required against an ex-policeman for having defrauded people in police custody

2022-05-23T05:40:35.478Z

Before the investigators, this former security assistant – who also held an undeclared job at Deliveroo – admitted the facts of fraud and theft, explaining them in particular by his “financial difficulties”.



A trial has been requested against a former security assistant (ADS) from a Paris police station who stole the bank cards of people placed in police custody or in sobering up to play on online sites, we learned on Sunday May 22 from sources familiar with the matter.

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The dismissal of Souleymane D., in particular for fraud and embezzlement of property by a person holding public authority against six people, was requested by the prosecution, in an indictment delivered at the end of April that AFP reported. was able to consult, confirming information from

Mediapart

.

The ex-police officer faces up to seven years in prison.

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Aged 30 and ADS since 2016, the man worked in the 10th arrondissement police station.

He was dismissed from his duties after being placed under judicial supervision in September 2020. Since that date, he has been prohibited from practicing as a police officer, according to the Paris police headquarters (PP).

Several hundred euros on online gaming sites

The case started in November 2019 when a woman indicated, while she was on trial in Paris for violence against police officers and firefighters, that she had herself suffered violence while in police custody.

She also said that she had been the victim of the fraudulent use of her bank card for several hundred euros on online gaming sites such as Betclic or Google Play.

The preliminary investigation launched the same day for intentional violence by PDAP, theft and fraud had revealed the existence of other victims.

An instruction was opened in February 2020.

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Before the investigators, the ADS, who also had an undeclared job at Deliveroo, admitted the facts of fraud and theft, explaining them in particular by his

“financial difficulties”

.

The 30-year-old had "

passed the peacekeeper competition in September 2019

" but "

given the facts with which he was charged, his peacekeeper approval was withdrawn

", the PP told AFP.

Me Thibault Laforcade, lawyer for the main complainant, welcomed these requisitions.

But it is incomplete: it is incomprehensible that in this file, we have a dismissal only for the acts of theft and not for the acts of violence

”, he regretted.

His client had had five days of ITT.

She had also denounced the fact that, during her search, her bra had been removed, that she had had to remain shirtless and forced to drink from a dog bowl when she had asked for water in the cell. of sobering up.

The prosecution requested a dismissal in this aspect, the investigation having not made it possible to define “

clearly and precisely the origins

” of the bruises of the complainant.

Source: lefigaro

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