A police intervention that degenerates into a boxing fight with bare hands, and in the street. The video is looping on social networks and news channels. Wednesday early evening, a violent fight broke out in Sevran, Seine-Saint-Denis between a police officer and a municipal employee.
On the images, shot by a resident of the city, we see a gray car stopped across the Avenue Gagarin. Next to the vehicle, a 34-year-old mediator from the city has a verbal altercation with a police officer. The two men are face to face, when suddenly the guardian of peace throws himself into the legs of the municipal employee. He tries to make him fall but the man, still standing, resists. The two then exchange punches on the face. The policeman jumps, like in a ring. The scene is surreal. The confrontation ends with the intervention of another policewoman, who tasered the young man. It collapses before being controlled by the police.
The mediator, who was arrested in the wake, received four days of ITT. The policeman, also injured, is off work. Hard for now to understand why and how the tension has risen to this point between the two men. An investigation for "violence by person in charge of the public authority" was entrusted to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN).
The prefecture of police announced Thursday evening the provisional suspension of the policeman. Decision that immediately angered the police unions. Dozens of police gathered in front of the police station in Aulnay-sous-Bois, to report a "scandalous" and "incomprehensible" decision. Especially since it has no official value. In reality, only the Minister of the Interior and the Director General of the Police are authorized to pronounce this suspension.