They are alleged to have “directly participated” in October, the fire to two police cars occupied by four agents in the surveillance mission.
Seven people were indicted Friday 20 January in the investigation on the attack of the police at the beginning of the month of October in Viry-Châtillon (Essonne), has announced the prosecutor’s office. All originating in the district of Grande borne, they are put in examination, ” the chief of attempted murder on the people agents of the public authority, committed by organized group “, and were placed in detention, wrote the prosecutor in a press release.
For this type of crime, seven people indicted face up to life imprisonment. Among them, three were minors at the time of the facts.
” there was premeditation, in the sense that the cocktails, molotov have been prepared in advance “, explained Friday in the late morning, the prosecutor of Evry, Eric Lallement, during a press conference. During their time in custody, six “ have denied any involvement in the facts “. The seventh ” has admitted this, but have only thrown stones, “, continued the prosecutor.
At the beginning of the week, the twelve people aged 17 to 19 years old had been arrested. Five of them have been released, and have ” a priori been put out of the question “, specified the public prosecutor of Evry.
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Two police officers seriously injured
At the beginning of October, fifteen of the attackers had set fire to two police cars occupied by four agents on a mission. The police officers were monitoring a camera installed near an intersection known for its robberies with violence on motorists. Two of them were seriously burned. This aggression had triggered a movement of anger of police throughout the territory, unprecedented in its scope.
Since the attack, three of the four police officers concerned have been transferred to services of their choice, according to the prosecutor. The fourth, the most severely burned, was promoted to keeper of the peace.