An investigating judge will investigate the policing practices of the former Paris police chief, Didier Lallement for “arbitrary attack on individual freedom”, “obstructing freedom of demonstration” or “setting danger
Posted on 12.9.2022
Yellow vests: a judge will investigate the methods of the former Paris police chief Didier Lallement.
CNews reports once is not custom that an investigating judge is going to investigate the policing practices of the former Paris police chief, Didier Lallement, accused by two figures of the Yellow Vests of having put them in danger by preventing them from demonstrating in Paris at the end of 2019.
The Didier Lallement method in the viewfinder. After months of waiting, an investigation was finally opened on August 31 by a Parisian investigating judge, who decided to launch investigations into the methods of the man who was the Paris police chief from 2019 to 2022, Didier Lallementand more particularly on the practice of the “trap”, which had prevented certain people from demonstrating.
The practice of the “trap” questions
The facts date back to November 16, 2019, when two co-organizers of the anniversary event yellow vestsPriscillia Ludosky and Faouzi Lellouche, explain that they were locked up for three hours during this event in a “trap”, a police technique which consists of surrounding the demonstrators.
Considering that they had been detained and prevented from demonstrating, they had filed a complaint in June 2020 against Didier Lallement and against X for “arbitrary infringement of individual freedom”, “obstructing freedom of demonstration” or “endangering others”.
After a dismissal from the Paris public prosecutor’s office, a new complaint with civil action and requisitions not to inform the public prosecutor, an investigating judge finally decided to launch an investigation into these facts, which according to him “may legally admit a criminal qualification”.
A victory for the co-organizers of the event, who spoke through their lawyer, Me Guillaume Martine, who greets “excellent news”. “My clients are pleased that a judicial investigation is actually open and can shed light on these practices, in particular that of the trap,” he assured.
A controversial practice about which the Defender of Rights as the Council of State had already shown doubts, denouncing in particular the absence of regulation, and this, in spite of its use these last years.