An investigation was opened after the complaint of a pregnant woman of two months having made a miscarriage after a custody Tuesday in a Parisian police station, learned AFP Thursday from concordant sources. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner immediately requested the temporary suspension of a police officer pending the outcome of the investigation, according to Beauvau.
The woman was arrested Tuesday after an assault on a couple on the street, according to police sources. Refusing to be placed in police custody at the police station of the 12th arrondissement, she struggled and the police intervened to control it, according to these same sources.
"A complex affair"
She later complained of pain and said she was pregnant, according to consistent sources. The police offered to call the fire department, which she initially refused, according to a source familiar with the matter. The officials then called a doctor and she was hospitalized, according to the same source. She had a miscarriage. She complained on Wednesday, a police source said.
"It is a complex affair, videos of the police station are being exploited, witnesses - including others kept in custody - must be heard", according to the source close to the file. The General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) has been seized and a police officer has been suspended as a precautionary measure "without at this stage a causal link can be established between the loss of the child and a possible fault", said the police headquarters. The Paris prosecutor's office confirmed that it had entrusted the IGPN with this investigation for "willful violence against a person in a state of pregnancy in a meeting held by a person in charge of the public authority".