A police officer was beaten up on June 14, 2020 when he was returning from the evening with his company to Lyon in the Gerland district. Two perpetrators of the attack were sentenced to 5 years in prison, including 30 months with a probationary suspension.
In June 2020, while he was in civilian clothes and was not on duty, a police officer was violently attacked by a dozen people at the foot of his residence in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon. The trial was held in November 2021 and the decision was handed down on Tuesday, January 4.
Two of the defendants in their twenties, were sentenced to 5 years in prison, including 30 months with a probationary suspension.
The eight other defendants were released, the court considered that there were not enough charges to convict them.
On June 14, 2020 at 4 a.m., Alexandre, a police officer, was not on duty. He returns home with his company in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon. Suddenly, a Peugeot 106 is right in front of them. An altercation ensued with the driver and passenger of the car. They are minors and insult the policeman before quickly alerting a dozen other young people gathered in a square not far from there. The group rushes towards the couple. Alexandre manages to exfiltrate his friend in the airlock of their building. She receives a punch before taking refuge.
Alexandre, he is the victim of an avalanche of blows. The attackers are in their twenties. They throw him to the ground and hit him hard until a neighbor shouts through the window that the police are coming. The group then fled. Alexander’s colleagues arrive a few moments later to pick him up. The official comes out of it with a triple fracture of the ankle, 45 days of total incapacity for work and after-effects which according to his lawyer Me Laurent Bohé will not be erased despite the operations to come. Today Alexandre has resumed his work on public roads but walking and running are still difficult for him.
The attackers have always denied knowing the functions of the victim, which Alexander refuted, convinced that it was an ambush.
One of the two convicted individuals lives and works in the Paris region and has already spent a year in detention. He could get a sentence accommodation. As for the second, he was remanded in custody and should continue his sentence.
On November 5, the prosecutor requested sentences of two and a half years in prison against eight defendants, in particular for aggravated violence against an agent of public authority. For the other two she had requested the release.