According to the news in the French press, the Nanterre Prosecutor’s Office stated that the police officer who shot and killed the 17-year-old driver, named Nael M., in the city of Nanterre this week, will be charged with “deliberate manslaughter”.
The 38-year-old police officer was transferred to La Sante Prison.
The death that shook France’s agenda
On June 27, a police officer opened fire on a car with 3 people in the city of Nanterre, which did not obey the “stop” warning, and killed the 17-year-old driver, 17-year-old Nael M..
While the Nanterre Prosecutor’s Office launched two separate investigations regarding the incident, the officer who shot the driver was detained on the same day.
The Nanterre Prosecutor’s Office launched a preliminary investigation against the police for “deliberate killing”.
Reactions to Nael’s death do not stop
Those who reacted to Nael’s death took to the streets in Paris suburbs and in different cities across the country for 2 nights in a row.
There was a clash between the police and the activists, who set the vehicle, garbage bins and different buildings on fire.
“Is there a state of emergency?” controversy
While the French government continues to urge citizens to remain calm, the national press asks, “Should a state of emergency be declared in the country?” discussions took place.