In France, police officers who beat a black producer were charged

According to the AFP Agency, two of them were taken into custody, and the rest were left at large under judicial supervision.

French prosecutors have charged four police officers involved in the beating of dark-skinned producer Michel Zeckler, two of them were taken into custody. In contrast, others were released under judicial supervision. This was reported on Monday by Agence France-Presse (AFP), citing judicial sources.

In particular, three law enforcement officers were accused of “deliberate use of violence by a person with state power,” the Agency indicates.

The incident with Zeckler occurred on November 21. In violation of health regulations in force in France connected with the pandemic, he walked down the street without a mask. After seeing a police car, the man tried to hide from law enforcement in his apartment to avoid a fine. However, the police officers followed him. Having entered the room, according to the victim, they started beating and insulting him. After the incident, the producer filed a complaint against the police, accusing them of “excessive violence” and “racial insults.”

French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the beating of a black Frenchman by police and demanded that the government make proposals to increase public confidence in law enforcement officers. As it became known on Sunday, representatives of the Elysee Palace contacted the injured producer to find out the state of his health and reiterate the French leader’s support.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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