• In the Steve case, the town hall of Nantes and Nantes Métropole were heard then were placed under the status of assisted witness on Wednesday.

  • The town hall of Nantes had been implicated in the death of the extracurricular facilitator due to the absence of barriers on part of the Wilson quay, owned by the Grand Maritime Port, and therefore by the State.

New episode in the Steve case. Two years after the drowning in the Loire of Steve Maia Caniço, 24, during a controversial police intervention in Nantes, the city and the metropolis were placed on Wednesday under the status of witness assisted as legal persons, announced their lawyers. “The town hall of Nantes and Nantes Métropole were heard today [Wednesday], as part of the judicial investigation concerning the death of Steve Maia Caniço on the night of June 21 to 22, 2019. The city and the metropolis were represented by a member of the general management of services, ”said Me Hervé Temime and Me Fabian Lahaie in a press release.

“At the end of this hearing, the town hall of Nantes and Nantes Métropole were placed under the status of assisted witness”, they added.

The town hall of Nantes had been implicated in the death of the extracurricular animator due to the absence of barriers on part of the Quai Wilson, property of the Grand Maritime Port, therefore of the State, even if a barrier had been installed near Quai des Antilles as well as in the parking lot of Quai Wilson.

In this investigation, the divisional commissioner Grégoire Chassaing, in charge of the police system during the 2019 music festival in Nantes, was indicted for manslaughter.

Another commissioner was placed under the status of assisted witness.

Numerous summons before the judge by September

“For Steve Maia Caniço's family, the main thing is that the responsibility of the police officer in charge of the intervention be established.

The family did not intend to hold the responsibility of the city or the prefecture ”, reacted the lawyer of the family, Me Cécile de Oliveira.

"What seems important to me is that we do not say that it is the fault of public actors who have not taken sufficient measures when a police officer gives the order to throw dozens of grenades at a crowd. in the middle of the night, a crowd which has also consumed at least alcohol, ”she added.

Our case file

Steve Maia Caniço had disappeared after a police operation intended to put an end to an electro evening during the Music Festival on the banks of the Loire.

His body was found in the river more than a month later.

A report from the General Inspectorate of Administration (IGA) criticized "a lack of discernment" on the part of Commissioner Chassaing.

Six natural persons and two legal persons are summoned by the investigating judge in this case by September.

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