A former agent of GITeS, the security service of social landlords in Toulouse, was placed in police custody yesterday. He allegedly punched a young man from Mirail in the face during a night round that had gone wrong.
The case does not tarnish the reputation of GITeS (inter-district group of peace and security) but rather shows its ability to react quickly when one of its employees slips. Its mission: to ensure that there are no untimely gatherings in the halls of buildings and to limit acts of incivility in HLMs.
It was in this context that a group of four agents had a fight with an 18-year-old young man. It was last November 10 in the evening in a building hall of a Mirail residence. Things quickly escalated. The young man took a blow to the face and filed a complaint two days later.
He claims that the “smallest of the officers” grabbed him by the collar and “punched him in the face” more precisely “a punch” to the right of the nose. He clears the other employees who would have just “pulled and kept” him. The security company conducted an internal investigation a few days later which showed that the agent had actually hit the young man and that he had knowingly hidden it from his superiors. The culprit was immediately fired. It didn’t stop there. The latter and his three ex-colleagues were placed in police custody on January 19 in the morning.
Victim sentenced for violence and death threats
His former teammates emerged free without charges against them. Things are much worse for the dismissed agent who should soon explain himself in court. To better understand the context of this affair, it should be noted that the young adult harbored a particular resentment vis-à-vis the GITeS. He had been sentenced in July 2021 for aggravated violence against one of his employees and for having uttered death threats to him (four months suspended sentence) In a press release, the organization wishes to recall that , in parallel with this procedure, the individual who accused them of violence is currently the subject of two complaints for acts of violence and death threats.