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Investigation after a street "boxing fight" between a policeman and a youth in Quimper

2019-09-21T21:20:18.717Z

According to local media, the fight, filmed and posted online, was organized a week after urban violence in the neighborhood where cars had burned


According to local media, the fight, filmed and posted online, was organized a week after urban violence in the neighborhood where cars had burned

An administrative investigation was opened to find out the circumstances that led a police officer to put on boxing gloves against a man, a few days ago in a neighborhood of Quimper, was learned Saturday police source.

A video shot at the foot of the buildings

In a video posted on the site of the newspaper Le Télégramme , we see two men, one in dark clothes, his opponent appearing shirtless, engaged in a fight with the fists. The scene, filmed on a lawn at the foot of the buildings of Kermoysan neighborhood in the presence of a police car, lasts about a minute and shows the two opponents punching boxing gloves, fending off, keeping the guard for themselves. especially protect the head.

According to Le Telegram , the fight was organized loyally: the police officer came to honor an appointment set by his opponent, a young man of Chechen origin who grew up in the neighborhood and the two men clashed protected, with boxing gloves and mouthguards. It would be confirmed boxers.

"Sanctions could be taken"

According to local media reports, the fighting was staged a week after urban violence in the area where cars had been burned. Firefighters and police had been attacked and wiped with projectiles. The prefecture of Finistère has confirmed the involvement of a police officer in a "boxing fight" on Thursday 19 September. "A police officer of the departmental direction of the public security of Finistere was involved in a boxing fight organized on the public road in the district of Kermoysan in Quimper," she said in a statement.

"The prefect of Finistère immediately requested the opening of an administrative inquiry to clarify under what conditions this event, whose images were broadcast, occurred.According to the outcome of this investigation, sanctions could be taken ", added the prefecture. On Saturday evening, a police source confirmed to AFP that an administrative investigation was opened to know the circumstances that led this police officer to put on boxing gloves.

Source: europe1

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