The prosecutor of Tours Jean-Luc Beck reiterated on Wednesday that police officers who killed Dec. 20 Nzohabonayo Bertrand, in the police station in Joue-les-Tours, had acted in self-defense, while attacking with a knife.
“As it stands, the police witnesses and civil (present at the facts, ie) say the same thing, namely that the assault (police by Mr. Nzohabonayo, note) was immediate,” said Mr. Beck, who further stated that all the facts were undertaken “inside the lock” the input station. He further stated that Mr. Nzohabonayo went spontaneously only at the entrance of the police station he shook the door before a security assistant comes to open and do enter it in the entrance hall, and that it was not the subject of any proceedings or convening at the time.
prosecutor called all the witnesses who had not yet done so to develop quickly with the police. “I am willing to investigate any element we would like to inform me and which would go against what I have said so far,” he said. “I will make every effort to ensure that this investigation as rigorously and dispassionately as possible,” he added. “It is extremely unpleasant to have unfounded direct testimony which then circulate it as a serious matter.”
“No CCTV camera”
Asked about the fact that Mr. Nzohabonayo have cried or not “Allaouh Akhbar” at the facts, the prosecutor, who is in charge of the investigation into the circumstances of his death while terrorism prosecutor of Paris investigating his possible terrorist nature, responded that he could “neither deny nor deny” on this point, outside of its jurisdiction. Finally, the prosecutor stated that there was CCTV cameras either inside or outside the police station. “Obviously I would have preferred to have,” said he said.
Counsel for the family of Mr. Nzohabonayo, Me Jérémie Assous, who spoke at a press conference in Tours immediately after the prosecutor nevertheless considered that the clarification did not raise doubts about what really happened. “How is it that ten days of witnesses people the facts, which have extremely important explanations, have still not been heard,” he asked himself. “Today after the press conference (the prosecutor, ed) the only items that were collected are in line with the official version.” But “there are other elements that contradict” this version, he reiterated, calling the prosecutor as those with items to bring into the course of events to come forward with the judicial police. “Satisfied” remarks of the prosecutor corroborating the first elements of the investigation of self-defense, the Regional Secretary of Alliance National Police Lilian DEMASY interviewed on site was also called witnesses who have a different version to “move” and “come to the prosecutor”