Four supervisors of the Mulhouse-Lutterbach detention center (Haut-Rhin) were indicted on Wednesday November 30 for violence committed last Thursday on a 31-year-old detainee placed in a disciplinary unit, who then attempted to commit suicide, learned AFP to the prosecution.
Judicial information for violence by persons holding public authority and for acts of forgery in public writing and use of forgery in public writing has been opened.
Four supervisors were presented to the investigating judge.
One was placed in pre-trial detention, a second under judicial supervision with a ban on going to Lutterbach.
The other two were waiting to go before the judge of freedoms and detention.
The prosecution has taken detention requisitions for the four
, ”said the public prosecutor of Mulhouse, Edwige Roux-Morizot.
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On November 24, after 7:00 p.m., at least three of the agents in charge of monitoring the disciplinary unit entered the prisoner's cell, the fourth allegedly stayed outside and beat him.
The video surveillance made it possible to highlight the violence of the surveillance personnel.
There is nothing to suggest that they could have intervened in the context of self-defense, following an attack on the detainee
", continued Edwige Roux-Morizot.
Shortly after, the 30-year-old tried to end his life by hanging himself using sheets in his cell.
It was the second team during cell checks that discovered the prisoner's body.
Unconscious, he was taken care of at 8:40 p.m. by the firefighters who medicalized him on the spot and transported in absolute urgency to the hospital.
His vital prognosis is still engaged.
It is currently impossible to hear it.
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The prosecutor, however, stressed “
that the violence alleged against the agents has nothing to do with the suicide attempt.
The supervisors are not directly blamed for having, by committing this violence, led the man to try to end his life.
It's part of the context
The investigating judge will seek to shed light on this chain of events.
He will also have to look into a possible link between this violence and the recent indictments of three supervisors who had introduced narcotics, telephones and tobacco into this modern prison center, which opened in the fall of 2021.