Eighteen people were arrested Tuesday, September 26 after the fire that had completely destroyed the town hall of Persan (Val-d'Oise) and damaged the municipal police station during the riots that followed the death of Nahel at the end of June, announced the prosecutor of Pontoise.
The research section (SR) of Versailles, seized, reinforced investigators of the SR of Paris and the gendarmerie group of Val-d'Oise proceeded "to the arrest of 18 people and their placement in custody," says the prosecutor Pierre Sennès in a statement. Several searches were carried out at their homes. "During the time of police custody, hearings, confrontations and technical and scientific examinations will make it possible to specify the charges that can be brought against the accused," said the prosecutor.
The town hall of Persan, located about sixty kilometers west of Paris, was "completely destroyed by fire as part of the urban riots as well as the neighboring municipal police station" on the night of June 30, added the Pontoise prosecutor's office. As of August 1, 2107 people have been tried, 1989 have been sentenced, 90% of whom "to imprisonment," according to the Ministry of Justice.