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the accused policeman held in pre-trial detention – RT in French

French justice has kept in detention the police officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager following a refusal to comply. Nahel’s death near Paris sparked several nights of urban riots across the country.

Charged with intentional homicide and imprisoned since June 29, the 38-year-old police biker who killed young Nahel was kept in pre-trial detention on July 6 by decision of the investigating chamber of the court of appeal. of Versailles, in the Paris region, told AFP a source familiar with the matter.

After the announcement of the police officer’s continued detention, his lawyer Me Liénard spoke of a “nightmarish” decision for his client. The investigation into the circumstances of the death also continues to progress, relying in particular on the video of the roadside check.

The policeman claims to have ordered the teenager to turn off the engine

In front of the police, the biker denied having uttered the phrase “You’re going to take a bullet to the head”, which appears to be heard in this video filmed by a passerby and which has gone viral, according to the report of his hearing seen by the newspaper The Parisian.

According to this source, the policeman, on the other hand, assured that he had yelled at the teenager who was driving without a license to cut off the contact after having stopped the vehicle for dangerous driving.

A few incidents were reported by the authorities on the night of July 5 to 6, which resulted in 20 arrests and 81 fires or attempted fires across the country.

The Prime Minister for her part called on July 5 to “take the time for diagnosis” to understand the origin of this violence. “We must not rush with clichés to give false explanations”, estimated Elisabeth Borne, while some on the right or on the far right incriminate an “immigration problem”.

These large-scale riots and looting began after the death of a 17-year-old boy of North African origin, killed on June 27 by a police officer during a road check in Nanterre, west of Paris, following of a refusal to comply.

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