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A black man named who was beaten by several French police officers said he sought justice after posting police videos repeatedly beating him with batons and tear gas for no apparent reason

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin ordered the suspension of the agents involved in the case.

The incident occurred as President Emmanuel Macron’s administration was pushing for a new bill that would limit the ability to film police and trigger protests from civil rights groups and journalists who feared it. police brutality does not allow it to be discovered and with impunity.

The videos, first released Thursday by French news site Loopsider, show the violent arrest of a music producer, Michel Zecler, in the 17th arrondissement or arrondissement of the French capital on Saturday.

Video footage captured by The Associated Press, captured by both a surveillance camera inside the studio and neighbors outside, shows three agents following Zecler into his music studio, where they are repeatedly seen beating and beating him with a stick. 

Michel Zecler told The Associated Press he feels “good” now that “the truth is out.”

“I want to understand why people in police uniforms attacked me. I really want justice because I believe in justice in my country, “he said.

Michel Zecler said officials repeatedly hurled insults at him, including a very strong racist epithet.

He added that he still doesn’t understand why the officers decided to arrest him. He suffered injuries to his head, forearms and legs.

His lawyer, Hafida El Ali, said: “He asked them what they wanted if they wanted to verify their identity. … you continued to beat him, the violence video (in the studio) lasts 12 minutes. ”

At one point, the officers asked for reinforcements and left. Then they fired a tear gas into the studio so those inside could get out, according to El Ali.

El Ali said nine other people who recorded music in the studio basement were also beaten.

“They are always beaten and thrown to the ground outside, and right then a policeman sees them on tape,” he said. Then the violence stops. Zecler was arrested.

“I am obviously shocked by these images,” Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said in a televised interview. “There are racist cops, lawyers or bakers, but to say that the police are racist is not true.”

Michel Zecler attorney stressed the value of videos in his client’s case.

“These videos are critical because my client was initially arrested … for violence against public authorities,” El Ali said. “This is very serious. The reality is that my client could be in jail if we didn’t have these videos.”

Darmanin tweeted that the agency investigating allegations of police misconduct, the National Police Inspectorate General, known by the French acronym IGPN, was investigating the case and said, “I want disciplinary proceedings as soon as possible. “

The Paris police headquarters said in a statement that the IGPN would try to determine the exact circumstances of the man’s arrest.

The Paris prosecutor’s office is also investigating the actions of the police. Prosecutors said Thursday they had abandoned the Zecler trial, which began on the day of his arrest, and instead opened an investigation into “acts of violence committed by a person in public office” and “false testimony”.

According to the newspaper Le Parisien, Zecler learned of it the day after the arrest, according to a written report of the statements of the officials, not to wear the mask, mandatory in Paris in the open air amid the coronavirus pandemic. He seemed “nervous” and “smelled strongly of drugs”. They said it would be “dangerous” with them.

Michel Zecler attorney said: “My client has never committed violence against the police … He hasn’t even defended himself.”

This is the second such investigation into police brutality in Paris this week that was triggered by video footage. The government ordered an internal police investigation on Tuesday after officers were caught on camera throwing migrants out of tents and deliberately tripping over one as they evacuated a protest camp.

On the same day, the lower house of the French parliament approved a bill aimed at strengthening local police and better protecting all civil servants. In particular, posting photos of agents is a crime

A black man who was beaten by several French police officers said he sought justice after posting police videos repeatedly beating him with batons and tear gas for no apparent reason.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered the suspension of the agents involved in the case.

The incident occurred as President Emmanuel Macron’s administration was pushing for a new bill that would limit the ability to film police and trigger protests from civil rights groups and journalists who feared it. police brutality does not allow it to be discovered and with impunity.

The videos, first released Thursday by French news site Loopsider, show the violent arrest of a music producer, Michel Zecler, in the 17th arrondissement or arrondissement of the French capital on Saturday.

Video footage captured by The Associated Press, captured by both a surveillance camera inside the studio and neighbors outside, shows three agents following Zecler into his music studio, where they are repeatedly seen beating and beating him with a stick.

Michel Zecler told The Associated Press he feels “good” now that “the truth is out.”

“I want to understand why people in police uniforms attacked me. I really want justice because I believe in justice in my country, “he said.

Zecler said officials repeatedly hurled insults at him, including a very strong racist epithet.

He added that he still doesn’t understand why the officers decided to arrest him. He suffered injuries to his head, forearms and legs.

His lawyer, Hafida El Ali, said: “He asked them what they wanted if they wanted to verify their identity. … you continued to beat him, the violence video (in the studio) lasts 12 minutes. “

At one point, the officers asked for reinforcements and left. Then they fired a tear gas into the studio so those inside could get out, according to El Ali.

El Ali said nine other people who recorded music in the studio basement were also beaten.

“They are always beaten and thrown to the ground outside, and right then a policeman sees them on tape,” he said. Then the violence stops.

Zecler was arrested.

“I am obviously shocked by these images,” Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said in a televised interview. “There are racist cops, lawyers or bakers, but to say that the police are racist is not true.”

Zecler’s attorney stressed the value of videos in his client’s case.

“These videos are critical because my client was initially arrested … for violence against public authorities,” El Ali said. “This is very serious. The reality is that my client could be in jail if we didn’t have these videos.”

Darmanin tweeted that the agency investigating allegations of police misconduct, the National Police Inspectorate General, known by the French acronym IGPN, was investigating the case and said, “I want disciplinary proceedings as soon as possible. ”

The Paris police headquarters said in a statement that the IGPN would try to determine the exact circumstances of the man’s arrest.

The Paris prosecutor’s office is also investigating the actions of the police. Prosecutors said Thursday they had abandoned the Zecler trial, which began on the day of his arrest, and instead opened an investigation into “acts of violence committed by a person in public office” and “false testimony”.

According to the newspaper Le Parisien, Zecler learned of it the day after the arrest, according to a written report of the statements of the officials, not to wear the mask, mandatory in Paris in the open air amid the coronavirus pandemic. He seemed “nervous” and “smelled strongly of drugs”. They said it would be “dangerous” with them.

Zecler’s attorney said: “My client has never committed violence against the police … He hasn’t even defended himself.”

This is the second such investigation into police brutality in Paris this week that was triggered by video footage. The government ordered an internal police investigation on Tuesday after officers were caught on camera throwing migrants out of tents and deliberately tripping over one as they evacuated a protest camp.

On the same day, the lower house of the French parliament approved a bill aimed at strengthening local police and better protecting all civil servants. In particular, posting photos of agents is a crime & shows it’s harm him.

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