A police patrol was violently attacked on Saturday in Poissy (Yvelines).
The police were called around 5:50 p.m. to gather in the rue de Villiers. It was actually an ambush, and about thirty individuals were waiting for the police. They came under firework mortar fire.
On Twitter, the Independent Union of Police Commissioners (SICP) posted a video taken from the youth group in which one of the attackers can be heard saying about the police: “Kill them, kill them all “.
The various right-wing mayor of Poissy, Karl Olive, also confirmed that some individuals had shouted: “Kill them!”.
When police reinforcements arrived, the individuals fled. There were no injuries or arrests.
An open investigation
In a press release, the city councilor of Poissy expressed his “frustration” while the town hall considers that it has made many investments for young people, but also his anger: “there can be no excuse for such acts”.
The Versailles public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for “willful violence against a person holding public authority”. The investigation was jointly entrusted to the departmental security of Yvelines and the urban security of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.
The four police officers of the patrol taken to task will be interviewed and will decide whether or not to lodge a complaint at the end of the procedure.
Darmanin visits the agents
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin on Monday condemned on Twitter this “odious attack on police officers” and “calls for murder”, judging that the incident was “a new demonstration that being a police officer is not a job like the other”.
In the evening, he went to the Poissy police station to provide support to the officers. “Attacking the police is attacking the Republic. We cannot trivialize these facts (…) which are extremely serious”, he declared at the end of this visit.
“We will not let pass the slightest laxity towards a few who annoy a majority of us (…) It is out of the question that a police car no longer goes in a neighborhood (…). the halls of buildings are to be visited and all the police officers are everywhere at home in the Republic “, he added.
Gérald Darmanin said he had decided to deploy “mobile gendarmes in the city of Poissy”.
Source: A la Une – Le Progrès | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.
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