September 20, 2021

Nantes: two years after the death of Steve Maia Caniço, a commissioner indicted

It’s a symbolic affair of the concern of police violence in France. Two years after the fall in the Loire of Steve Maia Caniço throughout a controversial police intervention, the commissioner in cost of the machine was indicted for manslaughter, introduced the prosecution on Tuesday, July 20, to the ‘nice reduction’ of household.

‘He disputes the causes and the phrases of his indictment however he doesn’t want to touch upon an ongoing investigation,’ his lawyer, Mr.isLouis Cailliez.

The division commissioner Grégoire Chassaing, in cost of the police system throughout the 2019 Music Competition in Nantes, was indicted final week, in accordance with the similar supply. Transferred shortly after the reality, he’s at present deputy director of public safety in Puy-de-Dôme.

One other commissioner, Thierry Palermo, departmental director of public safety of Loire-Atlantique at the time of the information, was positioned beneath the standing of witness assisted at the finish of his listening to on Monday by the analyzing Justice of the Peace, in accordance with the prosecutor. from Rennes, Philippe Astruc.

‘It’s a nice reduction for the household and a feeling of justice that they’ve badly wanted for the previous two years,’ responded the household lawyer, M.isCécile de Oliveira.

The two years which have handed since the death of Steve Maia Caniço, ‘it was the time to hold out extraordinarily technical and complicated expertises’, recalled the lawyer. However, ‘for them who misplaced a baby, that point was lengthy,’ she added.

Steve Maia Caniço, 24-year-old extracurricular animator, had disappeared after a controversial police operation meant to place an finish to an electro night on the banks of the Loire on the night time of June 21 to 22, 2019. His physique had been discovered drowned in the river over A month later.

The evaluation of the readings of his phone made it potential to find the second of his fall in the Loire at 4:33 a.m., ‘both in the time of the intervention of the nationwide police’ on the quai Wilson the place the night befell, had indicated mid-June the prosecutor of Rennes.

The city corridor identified

The police response, throughout which tear gasoline was fired and a number of other different folks fell into the water, befell in a number of phases between 4.44 a.m. and 4.52 a.m.

Contributors in the sound system on the banks of the Loire had reported being blinded by a cloud of tear gasoline.

Six pure individuals and two authorized individuals are summoned by the analyzing Justice of the Peace on this case, by the finish of September.

Along with the two cops, they’re the mayor (PS) of Nantes Johanna Rolland, his former safety assistant Gilles Nicolas, the former prefect of Loire-Atlantique Claude d’Harcourt in addition to the chief of workers of the Prefect in submit at the time of the incident. The city corridor of Nantes and Nantes Métropole are additionally convened as authorized individuals.

The city corridor of Nantes had been questioned from the begin of the case as a result of of the absence of obstacles alongside the Loire at the place of the get together. In line with the testimonies collected, the fall of the younger man would certainly have taken place ‘in the space devoid of obstacles involved by 4 different falls concomitant with the intervention of the police’, in accordance with the prosecution.

In whole, three judicial inquiries ‘in opposition to X’ are being investigated in Rennes on this case. One for manslaughter regarding the death of Steve Maia Caniço, the different for endangering the life of others regarding the police intervention, and the third for violence in opposition to a individual holding public authority regarding participating in the police.

On June 21, practically a thousand folks marched in the streets of Nantes in homage to Steve Maia Caniço, waving indicators ‘Steve, we miss you’, ‘We is not going to be silent’ or ‘Dancing n’ is extra of a freedom ‘.