Saturday, August 6, 2016

Two complaints against the police filed by relatives of Adama Traoré – The World

A portrait of Adama Traoré, July 30, Gare  du Nord in Paris.

Two complaints against the police were filed by the family of Adama Traoré, a young man died his arrest July 19 in the Val-d’Oise. Contacted by the news agency, the prosecutor of Pontoise, Yves Jannier, said he had not been informed of these procedures, saying they have “no comment” on them.

Read also: the selective communication of the prosecutor in the Traoré file

“voluntary violence”

the first complaint with civil action was filed with the senior investigating judges of the Pontoise court for “voluntary violence causing death without intention to kill” , announced the Agency France-Presse (AFP) Yassine Bouzrou, lawyer for the mother and four siblings of the victim.

When arrested, the young man had been held down under “the body weight “ three gendarmes, according to a source close to the investigation citing the statements of one of the military. This technique for the control could, in M ​​ th Bouzrou, cause of “asphyxia syndrome ‘found in two autopsies.

Read also : A walk for Adama Traoré, “we want to understand what really happened”

“false public documents”

the second complaint , to be filed with the prosecutor of Pontoise and of which AFP received a copy Saturday, August 6, the family accused a policeman of “false aggravated public documents, false accusation, crime scene change” . The questioning is accused of wrongly noted on the record that the victim had tried to intervene in the arrest of his brother and the violence against the military.

“It is therefore arguably” that PV was written “with the intention to protect its workers and undermine the establishment of the truth in connection with the investigation into the causes of death of Mr. Adama Traoré “, is it written in the complaint.

Buried in Mali

The death of Adama Traoré, 24 , described as “blunder” with his family, has resulted in several nights of violence in the town of Beaumont-sur-Oise and in neighboring municipalities. The causes of death remain unknown to this day. The research section of Versailles (gendarmerie) and the General Inspectorate of the Gendarmerie are responsible for the investigations, conducted since July 20 under the authority of a magistrate. The body of the young man had to leave Saturday for Mali, where he will be buried.


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