According to the statement of the Marseille Prosecutor in France, 5 riot police were detained, accused of killing a Muslim youth named Mohamed Bendriss during the demonstrations in Marseille at the beginning of July.
In addition, the National Police Investigation Unit (IGPN) called about 20 police officers to testify on the grounds that they were witnesses to the incident.
Doctors who examined the body of Bendriss, who was found on the ground in front of his house and was determined to be dead when he was taken to the hospital, stated that the Muslim youth may have died with a rubber bullet that hit his chest.
After the doctors reported the incident, IGPN started an investigation and examined the 3 camera images it obtained in this context.
IGPN, which took the statements of the said police officers, is expected to announce the outcome of the investigation into the death of the teenager soon.
Muslim youth victims of police violence
In the same demonstrations in Marseille, 4 police officers were detained on charges of mass violence against another Muslim youth.
One of the police officers accused of shooting the bullet that caused the young man’s skull fracture admitted that he had fired a rubber bullet gun that day in the court he appeared in early August.
Day-long demonstrations against police violence
Following the death of 17-year-old Muslim youth named Nael M. by a police bullet on June 27, demonstrations across the country became the scene of violence.
Those who reacted to Nael’s death took to the streets in different cities across the country and clashed with the police.
In protests held in many cities, including Paris, Marseille, and Lyon, there were incidents of pillage and looting.