French justice has issued a decision to imprison 6 police officers for a period of up to 6 months after having convicted them of violence and racist insults against an Egyptian citizen during his arrest in April 2020.
A police officer was sentenced to six months in prison suspended by the court of Bobigny in the Paris region, which had declared “a goat like this one does not swim”, in reference to the young man he had just arrested after s ‘to be thrown into the Seine.
4 of his colleagues were sentenced to 12 months in prison, 6 of which were suspended, and 12 months banned from exercising the profession.
A decision was also issued stipulating a 12-month suspended prison sentence against a policewoman for “non-prevention of violence”.
These sentences are more severe than required, and the public prosecutor did not support the accusation of violence, but only insults, and demanded a single sentence.
After the verdict was delivered, the victim, Samir El-Gendy, said: “I am happy … that justice has been served”.
Police in the Paris region arrested a 29-year-old Egyptian citizen suspected of stealing equipment from a construction site, and who, according to police, tried to escape by throwing himself into the Seine.
After his arrest, as soon as he left the river, a police officer said: “Little goats like that, don’t swim,” according to a video clip made by a resident and posted on social networks.
In the clip, a person was also heard laughing saying, “He’s drowning, a bullet should have been hanging from his foot.”
The Egyptian worker said that as soon as he reached the West Bank, “they all beat me” and the violence continued “in the van” and “along the road to the police station”.
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