Three of those convicted during the appeal trial of the burned police officers in Viry-Châtillon lodged an appeal in cassation, according to information from Europe 1. These are the three young men sentenced to 18 years of criminal imprisonment.
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In the case of the burned police officers in Viry-Châtillon in October 2016, after the verdict rendered on the night of Saturday to Sunday in the appeal trial, three of the convicted filed an appeal in cassation.
These are the three young men sentenced to 18 years of criminal imprisonment, according to information from Europe 1. The convicts had five days after the delivery of the verdict to appeal in cassation.
The Court of Cassation rules only on the law and on the regularity of the judgment rendered by the Paris Court of Appeal.
Two options are possible: either the judgment of the court of appeal is validated, and the verdict is final, or the judgment is quashed and in this case it will be necessary to repeat a trial on appeal.
A verdict that angered the police
The Paris Assize Court on appeal sentenced on the night of Saturday to Sunday five young people to sentences ranging from 6 to 18 years of imprisonment for the violent assault of police officers in Viry-Châtillon, in Essonne, in 2016, and acquitted eight others, angering the victims' lawyers.
The accused faced life imprisonment.
This verdict, less severe than at first instance, provoked the ire of the unions.
Several hundred police officers gathered on Tuesday in front of the courts of various cities in France.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced that he would receive the police officers injured in 2016 on Saturday but argued that he "does not support demonstrations in front of the institutions".