no administrative sanction for the implicated CRS – RT in French
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The CRS implicated in the Zineb Redouane case, an elderly person who died at the end of 2018 in Marseille after being hit in the face by a tear gas canister, will not be referred to the disciplinary council, by decision of the boss of the national police.
As AFP reported on October 30, the Director General of the National Police (DGPN) Frédéric Veaux decided not to follow the opinion of the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) which recommended, in the conclusions of his administrative investigation, a referral to the disciplinary council of the CRS implicated in the Zineb Redouane affair.
In its report transmitted on May 20, the IGPN estimated that the CRS had indeed carried out a regulatory fire without deliberately targeting the victim but had failed to “the obligation of discernment by a clearly unsuitable action”, according to a source familiar with the matter. quoted by AFP.
The CRS grenade launcher had a range of 100 meters while Zineb Redouane’s building was about 30 meters away.
Two “highly rated” police officers
The DGPN, which ruled in July, took into account in its decision the “fatigue”, “lack of visibility”, “tension” and “legally established need to shoot”, mentioned in the IGPN report, to exempt the CRS from a disciplinary sanction, according to the same source.
The policeman who supervised the CRS at the time of the shooting, for which the IGPN also recommended a passage in disciplinary council, also escapes.
The two officials, “very well rated” according to the source, will have to carry out “an internship” to be “reminded of the instructions in force on the use of defense”.
The administrative investigation was poured into the judicial information, disoriented in Lyon and still ongoing. Justice has not communicated on any possible indictment so far.
Zineb Redouane, 80, died on December 2, 2018 in hospital, 24 hours after being hit hard by a tear gas canister fired by police while closing a window in her apartment in the city center , where demonstrations were taking place.
An expert report submitted in May 2020 as part of the judicial investigation concluded that the police shooting had been carried out in accordance with the rules, in a bell, and had accidentally reached the victim.
An independent second opinion, published at the end of 2020, concluded on the contrary to a tense fire, a practice prohibited in front of an apartment building.
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