Toulouse: an activist against police violence tried for the assault on police officers on the evening of the music festival
On the evening of the music festival in Toulouse, in 2013, police officers from the Anti-Crime Squad were the target of a violent attack when they intervened for a fight at the exit of a discotheque.
It’s a music party night like any other for the police and the revelers. In the middle of this restless night of 2013, the police officers of the anti-crime brigade were urgently called for a fight outside a nightclub near Place Arnaud Bernard in Toulouse involving around twenty people. “They will be copiously insulted before one of the involved runs towards the police and jumps on foot together on the knees of one of the police”, recites the president of the hearing of January 5 at the correctional court of Toulouse. . Excitement and agitation reigning, the police will use force to neutralize the individuals and embark them towards the police station. It is one of the participants in this violence who is on the bench of the defendants almost ten years after the facts.
A complaint filed by the defendant
This 42-year-old man, father, sociology researcher and activist against police violence is being prosecuted for these acts of violence and contempt of a person holding public authority. “By typing on the internet, we find your texts unequivocally on your opinion on the police. It is also stipulated that you are the subject of an S file in connection with your belonging to the extreme left movement”, loose Me Laurent Boguet, lawyer for the civil party defending the interests of the police.
At the bar, the person defends himself from this violence and claims to be a victim himself. In this context, he filed a complaint a few weeks after the facts to denounce his muscular arrest as well as multiple injuries. His case is under investigation. “This trial is not a forum against police violence”, introduced the public prosecutor before requesting a fine for these facts. The decision has been reserved for February 7.