They basically agree. The Prime Minister, Élisabeth Borne, denounced this Wednesday an intervention “which is clearly not in conformity with the rules of engagement of our police forces”, after Nahel’s deatha 17-year-old teenager, following a refusal to comply.
“The images suggest that the legal intervention framework has not been respected,” insisted the Prime Minister during questions to the government in the Senate. At first, police sources had ured that the young boy had run into the police present on the spot. But quickly, a video broadcast on social networks – and authenticated in particular by AFP – came to contradict this version. We see the two officers standing on the side of the car, while the vehicle drives off. It’s there that the policeman – taken into custody for intentional homicide since – opened fire, at close range. “Shocking images”, decided the Prime Minister.
“Clearly not in accordance with the law”
She also ured that “the Minister of the Interior (will take) the necessary decisions at the end of police custody” of the police officer who fired the shot. “Police officers and gendarmes know their duty to set an example”, continued the tenant of Matignon, and “when there are faults, the officials have to answer for them”.
Also questioned in the Senate on the death of Nahel, the Minister of the Interior also considered that “according to the images”, the action of the police officer “obviously (…) did not comply with the legislation, ethics and the national police training. He recalled that, according to the 2017 law, the police may, “in certain circumstances” – and in particular when their life is in danger when they refuse to comply – use their firearm. fire. Was the officer who shot the teenager on Tuesday morning in mortal danger? “A priori (…) the images do not correspond (to the framework of) the 2017 law”, he reacted to the senators.
“Justice must very quickly provide answers”, also ured Gérald Darmanin, “sanctions will be taken”. In the morning, Emmanuel Macron, currently traveling to Marseille, had evoked an “unexplainable” and “inexcusable” act.