Cédric Chouviat , a 42-year-old delivery man, who died on Sunday January 5 following a heart attack, during his arrest the previous Friday, after a hectic police check near the Eiffel Tower during which he was tackled at ground a bit like in the Georges Floyd case . The three police officers implicated in the death of the delivery boy were taken into custody.
This Thursday, Laurent-Franck Liénard , one of the lawyers for the defendants announced that they have been indicted for " intentional homicide ".
However, the victim's family considered " that the classification of manslaughter is not adapted to the violence and the aggressiveness of the police officers, as it appears from the videos of witnesses and passers-by " by specifying that Cédric Chouviat was killed intentionally .
However, during the press conference which they co-hosted with their son's lawyers, the family expressed their satisfaction for the work done by the courts, believing that the case will serve as an example in future files of police violence.
Just as in the black American George Floyd suffocated under the knee of a white police officer in the US, who shouted " I can not breathe ," Cedric Chouviat also according to his lawyers had cried seven times " I can not breathe " to after the videos of the scene recorded by passers-by.
As a reminder, the death of George Floyd last May 25 had provoked giant protest movements around the world against police violence.
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