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The lawyer for the household of Adama Traoré, who died in 2016 after being arrested, introduced that he would enchantment, following the dismissal selected Friday by French justice. A judicial determination which clears the three gendarmes.

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An epilogue, at the very least provisional, for a notably delicate French authorized file. The gendarmes accountable for the arrest following which Adama Traoré died in the summer time of 2016 benefited on Friday 1er September of a dismissal. Adama Traoré’s household has introduced an enchantment.

This determination, discovered by AFP from attorneys on either side, places an finish to a stormy investigation, centered on contradictory medical experience.

It was anticipated, since the three interpellating gendarmes had by no means been indicted on this case, however solely positioned in November 2018 below the standing of assisted witness, and since the Paris prosecutor’s workplace had requested a dismissal in July.

The Traoré household intends to enchantment

Me Yassine Bouzrou, who defends the household of this younger black man who died at 24 and who has lengthy denounced the conduct of the investigation, indicated on Instagram that he was interesting this determination.

“This dismissal order which contains contradictions, inconsistencies and serious violations of the law dishonors the judicial institution”, in line with him.

The goal, in line with the lawyer, is for the Paris Court of Appeal “to be able to apply the law in this case by referring the gendarmes to a trial court where an adversarial debate will be able to say whether the violence that caused the death of Adama Traoré were or were not proportionate and necessary”.

For him, “uncertainties are put forward in order to justify the dismissal, but we are not at the stage of certainties but at that of sufficient charges for a contradictory debate to be held” earlier than a courtroom.

In a assertion despatched to AFP, Mr.are Rodolphe Bosselut, Sandra Chirac-Kollarik and Pascal Rouiller, who defend the three gendarmes concerned in the arrest, on the opposite welcomed a “logical and realistic” determination as to the “legitimate and proportionate nature of Adama’s arrest Traore”.

Despite the Traoré household’s enchantment, “this decision puts an end to six years of attempts by the media to rewrite the file which wanted to present our clients as ‘killers'”, proceed the attorneys for the navy, who “welcome this long-awaited rehabilitation and deserved”.

“Failures” of the gendarmes, in line with the Defender of Rights

Adama Traoré died on July 19, 2016 in the Persan barracks, almost two hours after his arrest in his city of Beaumont-sur-Oise (Val-d’Oise) after a chase on a sizzling day. the place the temperature hovered round 37°C.

He had been arrested throughout an operation which focused his brother Bagui, suspected of extortion.

As for Nahel M., killed in Nanterre on June 27 by police hearth, the announcement of his dying had sparked a number of nights of violence in the small city of Beaumont-sur-Oise and in the neighboring cities, of an depth nevertheless considerably much less.

Since then, led by his massive sister Assa Traoré, an activist, the younger man’s family accuse the navy of getting induced his dying and have made his dying a image of police violence and racism.

Arrested, Adama Traoré had then been transported by car, however had had an sickness in the automobile earlier than dying in the courtyard of the gendarmerie of the neighboring city of Persan. The household accuses the gendarmes of not having helped the younger man, left handcuffed till the arrival of the firefighters.

This case has been the topic of a bitter battle of medical experience.

According to a report issued in January 2021 by 4 Belgian consultants, the dying of Adama Traoré was brought on by a “heat stroke” which nevertheless “probably” wouldn’t have been deadly with out his arrest by the gendarmes.

At the finish of June, the Defender of Rights (DDD), Claire Hédon, had famous a collection of “failures” relating to the aid supplied to Adama Traoré and requested “disciplinary proceedings” towards the three gendarmes in addition to a fourth, chief warrant officer, current at the Persian barracks.

With AFP