On Monday, the Marseille prosecutor's office had revealed that an investigation by the "police police had been opened after the muscular arrest of a couple was made on the muscular arrest of a couple of participants in a clandestine party in Marseilles" .
Referring to the opening of an "administrative investigation within the police and a judicial investigation, entrusted to the IGPN (General Inspectorate of the National Police)", Gérald Darmanin specifies having asked "that these two police officers can be withdrawn of the public way "" while waiting ", while insisting on their presumption of innocence.
On Monday, the Marseille prosecutor's office revealed that an investigation by the "police police" had been opened after this arrest.
Police officers from the Bac (anti-crime brigade) center of Marseille intervened in the night from Thursday to Friday, called for a clandestine evening during a curfew near the Saint-Charles station, according to La Provence, which revealed information.
Pulled by the hair to the police vehicle
When they arrived there, according to the police headquarters, they discovered "people lying on scaffolding and the roof of a building".
Two people, a couple, are arrested for "acts of contempt, rebellion and willful violence against a person holding public authority", according to the press release from the police headquarters.
🛑Accuse of violence in the context of an arrest in the 1st arr.
Find the press release from the Bouches-du-Rhône Police Prefecture 👇 pic.twitter.com/k43UYOx8VB
- Prefect of police of Bouches-du-Rhône (@ prefpolice13) May 3, 2021
A video broadcast by La Provence and circulating on social networks shows that the young man, visibly drunk, is repeatedly hit by the police on the hood of a car, then pulled by the hair to the police vehicle where he is struck again.
His companion, who tries to intervene, is thrown to the ground by an official and then sprayed with tear gas.
A banal police intervention carried out in Saint-Charles (#Marseille 1er), singularly slipped during the night from Thursday to Friday.
Police from the Center Division were called in for a wild evening in an apartment with heavily alcoholic youth pic.twitter.com/n7ZVl8gah1
- Provence (@laprovence) May 3, 2021
The couple denounced this arrest, leading, in addition to the referral to the IGPN by the Marseille prosecutor's office, to the opening of an internal administrative investigation by the Bouches-du-Rhône police headquarters.
"Pending the result, the two police officers were reassigned, on a precautionary basis, to functions not involving missions on the public highway," said the police headquarters.