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Death of Olivio Gomes: the prosecution requests the dismissal of the policeman before the assizes


An official from the Anti-Crime Brigade is accused of having shot a 28-year-old motorist in October 2020, in Poissy (Yvelines).

Towards a trial before an assize court?

It is in any case that the Versailles prosecutor's office requested on Monday concerning a police officer prosecuted for having "voluntarily killed" Olivio Gomes in Poissy, in October 2020, during a check.

It is now up to the investigating judge in charge of the case to order his dismissal or not.

The official of the BAC (Brigade anti-criminalité) at night in Paris, who faces a trial before an assize court, is accused of having killed the 28-year-old motorist on the night of October 16 to 17, 2020, after having shadowed him from the capital, and down to his home, in the Beauregard city in Poissy (Yvelines).

A pursuit over several kilometers

Olivio Gomes' car had been spotted earlier by the official, 29 years old at the time of the events, and two of his colleagues from the BAC, after "erratic maneuvers" on the Paris ring road.

On board, Olivio Gomes, the driver and two passengers, aged 29 and 33, all from Yvelines.

For several kilometers, the police followed the car on the ring road then on the A13, without being noticed while a first version of the police evoked a refusal to comply.

According to surveillance videos, the police reported themselves to Olivio Gomes' vehicle 15 km further, at the level of the town of Chesnay (Yvelines).

The driver, without a license and under the influence of alcohol and cannabis, then immobilized his car in Poissy, below his residence.

No speeding is signaled on the route and the car does not accelerate.

According to the version of the facts presented by the policeman, the latter, who had returned to the Parisian BAC a month before, opened fire on the vehicle when it, arrived in Poissy, restarted and ran over him.

The car crashed a few meters away.

The police officer in question still active

His version was quickly called into question by the investigation, the elements of which did not show that the car had driven into the policeman.

Less than a week after the events, the shooter was indicted for "intentional homicide".

He was placed under judicial supervision and continues to work for the national police, but not on the public highway and without carrying a weapon.

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Olivio Gomes' family lawyer declined to comment.

"If the prosecution requests its referral to an assize court, we will challenge this position which is contrary to the elements that we have been able to identify in the file which legitimize the action of fire", reacted the lawyer of the police officer, Laurent- Frank Lienard, without having read the final indictment.

Source: leparis

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