Four police officers were indicted overnight on Sunday on the beating of a black audio manufacturer, the footage of that had been uploaded to the net and has triggered a nationwide scandal.
Michel Zeller, the sufferer, had stitches following the assault, which started when authorities found a tear gas canister to a music studio at the 17th arrondissement in Paris, where ten people had been accumulated.
In a hearing which stopped at 4.30 am CET on Monday, three of those officers involved in the episode had been indicted for”willful violence by an individual holding public authority”.
The officers have denied racially abusing Zecler throughout the assault, which started with a row cover if Zecler was wearing a mask, as required by French legislation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police also claimed that the studio smelled strongly of cannabis, though only a small quantity of the medication was discovered in a suitcase during a subsequent search.
The two French President Emmanuel Macron and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin have spoken out over the episode, together with the latter calling for its police officers to be sacked.
Macron took to Twitter to state: “The pictures we have all seen of Michel Zecler’s attack are unacceptable. They pity us.”
The pictures attracted widespread condemnation, coming only days after police were criticized for forcefully evacuating tents out of a migrant demonstration in central Paris.
Both of these episodes happened in the broader context of a contentious”global security” legislation, which could make it an offense to identify and film police officers online whether there is intent to injury.
Human rights groups and media businesses say that the law would permit police violence to go bankrupt.