Early Tuesday morning, police have arrested and placed in police custody eleven individuals, aged 17 to 19 years. Some of them are likely to have participated in the assault of four police officers who had been attacked at the Molotov cocktail at Viry-Châtillon, in October.
the investigation into The assault of four police officers at Viry-Châtillon in October ahead of time. More than three months after this attack, eleven people were arrested on Tuesday morning in the Essonne, reports France Info. A information that confirms a police source in Figaro. About 6 o’clock, the police “arrested and in police custody of eleven people, aged 17 to 19 years”, announced in the wake of the public prosecutor of Evry in a press release.
Nine of those incidents took place in the rough neighbourhood of the Grande borne in Grigny, a nearby city of Viry-Châtillon. The other two took place in Etampes, in the south of the Essonne, and in a commune of the Seine-et-Marne, accurate the floor. According to a police source cited by Agence France Presse (AFP), two of the arrested are minors. These arrests should allow to “hear and confront people, some of them are likely to have participated to the facts,” adds the prosecutor.
heavy after-effects for two of the officers assaulted
This case had aroused strong emotions and sparked protests by angry cops. On 8 October, a dozen individuals had been launched on two police cars with Molotov cocktails, stationed in Viry-Châtillon. That evening, the officers were keeping watch on a camera installed near a red light is known for its robberies with violence on motorists, on the edge of the Grande borne, a city hard riding in the municipalities of Viry-Châtillon and Grigny. Four officers were wounded, two very seriously affected. One of them had been plunged in the induced coma, after having been severely burned on the hands and on the entire body. Since then, the prognosis for this young assistant of security of 28 years is no longer engaged. The two police officers are out of business, but still have heavy after-effects.
despite the research of DNA carried out on objects found on the scene of the attack and the analysis of several video tapes, none of the direct perpetrators had not been identified so far. 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.
Already an update in review at the beginning of December
The first implementation review was finally held in early December. Suspected of having participated in the making of Molotov cocktails, a 17-year-old was charged and detained for “complicity in murder on person agent of the public authority organised”. Another 15-year-old had been arrested for the same reasons and placed under status of witness assisted. Their lawyer had objected to a “difference in treatment” between his two customers and the detention of the first, which was finally released a few days later. At the same time, the agent badly burned out of the hospital, having undergone several skin grafts.
The assault had triggered a movement of rebellion, unprecedented in its scale, among the police officers who had gathered across France to denounce the aggressions to which they were victims.