The criminal court of Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-d'Armor) tried on Wednesday three men accused of insulting city bus controllers and hitting police officers.

The respondent present at the trial via videoconference, a 22-year-old repeat offender already imprisoned, was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment with a committal warrant, reports



He had already been convicted of comparable violence on seven occasions.

His two absent associates received suspended sentences of six and seven months respectively in prison.

The allegations against the three individuals took place on January 20, 2021.

The police used their Taser

It all started in a Saint-Brieuc bus when their tickets were checked by three agents.

The respondents, all in violation, insulted the controllers before leaving.

The police were then called to the scene.

The police arrested the offenders, who in turn caused them to be insulted.

After being taken to the town police station, the individuals engaged in violence against the police.

Two officers were injured and were prescribed three days of temporary interruption of work (ITT).

The police officers had to use their Tasers in the face of resistance from the three men.


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