A boy of 17 years old was indicted “for complicity in the murder on person agent of the public authority organised”. A second has also been arrested.
A 17-year-old, suspected to have participated in the preparation of Molotov cocktails used during the assault on October 8 last of four police officers in Viry-Chatillon, in the paris area, has been indicted and arrested, on Saturday announced the prosecutor.
This teen has been indicted (charged) for “complicity in attempted murder on persons holding public authority,” said Eric Lallement, the prosecutor in Evry, partially confirming france info:. He is suspected of having provided the gasoline used in the making of Molotov cocktails, the prosecutor stated. It is the first indictment in the case, which had aroused strong emotions and sparked protests by angry cops. Another young 15-year-old has also been arrested.It is suspected as the first to have “in particular” part in the manufacture of incendiary devices. It has been placed “under status of witness assisted”, an intermediary between the indictment and that of an ordinary witness, has added the magistrate. The two teenagers had been arrested Thursday.
On October 8, fifteen of the attackers had set fire to two police cars, occupied by four agents in the surveillance mission near a red light, in a sensitive area of Viry-Chatillon. Two police officers were very seriously burnt, one of which, deputy security of 28 years, is still being treated in a hospital in paris, according to a police source. The other two police officers have been more lightly affected.
None of the direct perpetrators of the aggression has so far been arrested, in spite of the research of DNA carried out on objects found on the scene of the attack and the analysis of several video-tapes. At the beginning of November, three suspects had been arrested in this investigation, before being released. They were suspected of having filmed the burning of the car of public officials and have subsequently issued the video on the social networks.
the minister of The Interior Bernard Cazeneuve announced in late November that a draft law on self-defence of police officers would be examined soon by the council of ministers, in accordance with one of their claims.