Two Convicted After Brutal Beating of French Police Officer By Mob
Two men have been sentenced to several years in prison after taking part in the beating of an off-duty police officer in the city of Lyon in the summer of 2020.
The two men were sentenced to five years in prison, with 30 months suspended and a probation period of three years, after the conviction for their role in the attack on the officer.
The pair were part of a much larger group of ten individuals, but the other eight people involved in the beating were released by French authorities, Actu17 reports.
The attack on the 35-year-old off-duty police officer took place on June 14th of 2020 at around 4:30 in the morning in front of the home of the officer who had just arrived home from a party accompanied by his girlfriend. The pair were parking at their apartment building when the police officer was recognised.
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The man shouted obscenities at the police officer and, the court heard, alerted local “youths” to the presence of an off-duty police officer in the neighbourhood. Around a dozen youths violently assaulted the officer and his partner in the lobby of their apartment building, with at least one of the attackers using a telescopic baton.
The officer suffered multiple fractures as a result of the attack and was given 45 days of Total Incapacity for Work (ITT). His partner was also injured as a result of the incident and given three days off ITT.
In November of last year, a similar incident took place in Paris and saw an off-duty police officer harassed and stabbed in the abdomen by a group of four suspects described as being “African-type individuals.”
The incident is said to have occurred after the four men harassed the officer, who was walking with his girlfriend, at the Italie 2 shopping centre in the 13th arrondissement (district) of Paris and made derogatory comments toward them.
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