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Woman killed in Rennes in an anti-drug operation: the policeman will not be prosecuted

2022-10-05T20:21:16.552Z

The public prosecutor of Rennes announced on Wednesday the closing of the proceedings opened against a police officer after the shooting death...



The public prosecutor of Rennes announced on Wednesday the discontinuation of the proceedings opened against a police officer after the shooting death of a 22-year-old young woman during an anti-drug operation on September 7 in Rennes.

The investigations led

"to the closing without follow-up by the prosecution of the procedure for intentional violence resulting in death without the intention of giving it by a person holding public authority (...) which had been entrusted to the IGPN in order to analyze the circumstances of the shooting of the policeman of the BRI of Nantes”

at the origin of this death, indicates the press release of the prosecutor Philippe Astruc.

The injured driver

According to the investigation, his physical integrity having been

“threatened”,

“the shooting of the policeman seemed to be able to fit into the specific legal framework of the use of weapons recognized for the police by article L 435-1 1° of the code of internal security (…) and respect the prescriptions in terms of absolute necessity and strict proportionality”

, specifies the magistrate.

In addition, the prosecutor announced the opening of a judicial investigation on September 30 against the driver of the Peugeot that the police were trying to intercept on September 7 and whose young woman killed was a passenger.

This judicial investigation is open in particular for

"attempted murder of a person holding public authority, aggravated manslaughter"

and

"refusal to comply".

During the anti-drug operation, which took place around 1:00 a.m., the driver of the Peugeot, known to the police, allegedly refused to comply and drove towards a police officer, who had opened fire.

The driver had been injured in the arm and his passenger, hit by a ricochet, died shortly afterwards.

The family of the victim, unknown to the judicial services,

"who had filed a complaint for manslaughter in the context of the two procedures mentioned, was received by the public prosecutor of Rennes and informed, as well as his counsel, of the orientation of these two procedures”

, concludes the press release.

Source: lefigaro

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