May 24, 2022

a man killed by a police officer during an arrest that goes wrong

A series of arrests had been organized on Wednesday morning, as part of the judicial investigation opened after the death of a 24-year-old man at the end of December in the Nice district of Las Planas.

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A man in his twenties was killed by a police commander on Wednesday January 19 in the heart of Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), during an arrest operation organized as part of the investigation into the death of a 24-year-old man on the night of December 24 to 25 in the Nice district of Las Planas.

“One of these arrests went wrong”, explained the public prosecutor of Nice, Xavier Bonhomme, in an improvised press briefing on the spot, rue la Buffa, in the heart of the Riviera city.

“A police officer, for circumstances at this stage unknown, used his staffing weapon, shooting a person and apparently hitting her in the neck. She died 45 minutes later”, said the magistrate.

“For the moment, we have not found any weapon that could have been in the possession of the victim”, he added, specifying that the policeman, member of the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) of the Nice judicial police, a police commander “experimented” “was taken into custody for intentional homicide” and that the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) of Nice was seized of the file.

The victim, born in 1999, died around 12:30 p.m., added the prosecutor, specifying that he had no “no information on his criminal history”.