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"They threaten to cut my throat": the ordeal of a namesake of the policeman implicated in the death of Nahel

2023-07-06T18:00:13.496Z

Highlights: A resident of Dordogne bears exactly the same name as the policeman responsible for the fatal shooting of Nahel. The man has received for several dozen. threatening messages that he brings to the gendarmerie. "They threaten to put a bullet on me, to slit my throat, to kill our children to find out how Nahel's mother felt," he says. Online harassment is an offense punishable by two years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros. The 20-year-old Internet user who had revealed the identity of the police officer and called for hatred was sentenced to eighteen months in prison.


A resident of Dordogne bears exactly the same name as the policeman responsible for the fatal shooting of Nahel. The man has received for several dozen


His life changed from one day to the next. On June 27, after Nahel's death, an Internet user spread information about the identity of the police officer responsible for the fatal shooting. 500 km away, a resident of Dordogne, namesake of police officer Florian M., sees hate messages on social networks, as reported by Sud Ouest.

The father of the family decided to file a complaint two days later, with as proof about fifty threatening messages that he brings to the gendarmerie. "They threaten to put a bullet on me, to slit my throat, to kill our children to find out how Nahel's mother felt. It's ultra-violent and it's scary, "says the Perigourdin to our colleagues.

"I didn't sleep for three nights"

The case taken care of by the gendarmerie, an investigation was opened by a specialized cell to find the perpetrators. As a reminder, online harassment is an offense punishable by two years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros. The 20-year-old Internet user who had revealed the identity of the police officer and called for hatred was sentenced to eighteen months in prison, twelve of which were suspended for two years.

🔴Florian M., the police officer who shot Nahel on Tuesday, June 27 in Nanterre, remains in pre-trial
➡️ detention https://t.co/EQ1D0wJYpB pic.twitter.com/K5Sy1dYGE7

— Le Parisien (@le_Parisien) July 6, 2023

But for this inhabitant of the Dordogne, it is already too late. If his home is monitored by the police, and his social networks paused, the ordeal is not over. "The first few days weren't going well at all. I didn't sleep for three nights. I don't know what's going on with the real policeman's wife, but I wonder how she doesn't pass the gun to the left. In the meantime, some imagined that he was not in detention, but hidden in the Dordogne... We are in the unreal, "regrets the wife of the namesake still for Sud Ouest.

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While waiting for a trial, the man just wants "to give him peace": "It's relentless. You can't do that. This is nonsense. You have to explain to those who do this that it is useless. »

Source: leparis

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