As protests against pension reform have multiplied for several weeks, four young women have filed a complaint for “sexual assault” during a police check on the sidelines of a protest action. The facts took place in Nantes on March 14 after a filtering dam operation against the bill. The General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) has been seized, announced the public prosecutor on Monday March 20.
” Wednesday evening “four young women, “aged 18 to 20”are “came to the police station to lodge a complaint to denounce acts of sexual assault that they allegedly suffered during a check carried out by the police services in Nantes, and I immediately entrusted the file to the IGPN (General Inspectorate of the National Police)”explained Renaud Gaudeul, public prosecutor of Nantes.
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The police check took place along the Erdre, “as they returned from what is called a screening operation” as part of the protest movement against the pension reform, continued the prosecutor. “What was carried out by the police services was a security pat-down operation during a police check”but “These four young women indicate that in reality, at least one police officer would have committed sexual assaults and not a security pat-down”detailed Mr. Gaudeul.
The IGPN was seized Thursday morning “on the count of ‘sexual assault by a person abusing the authority conferred by his office'” and the four “actual complaints were collected on Friday morning”also specified the prosecutor.
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