Suffering from fever, the suspect could not be heard on the facts, and was hospitalized again.
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Posted on 08/06/2022 18:47 Updated on 08/06/2022 19:01
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The man who had hit a police officer while trying to flee a police check at the end of June in Carcassonne (Aude) was indicted for attempted homicide, AFP learned from the parquet floor of Narbonne (Aude) on Saturday August 6. Seriously injured during the chase, the man was presented to the prosecution on Tuesday in his wheelchair, on oxygen, reports his lawyer, Franck Alberti. He had woken up from a coma for forty days. Indicted for “attempted murder of a person holding public authority”, the driver was placed under judicial control.
The man was then hospitalized again at the University Hospital of Purpan, in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), due to an unexplained high fever. He could not be heard on the facts because of his condition. The prosecution, which had requested his placement in pre-trial detention, appealed.
The driver in his forties had engaged in a chase in the narrow streets of the center of Carcassonne on Thursday June 23. He had slightly injured a policeman, while he himself had been seriously hit by a firearm.
His family subsequently filed a complaint with the Carcassonne prosecutor’s office for intentional assault and battery. Relying on a video of the arrest shot by a local resident, his relatives claim that he was hit by the shots when he had already got out of his vehicle. The general inspectorate of the national police of Marseilles was then seized of the head of “voluntary violence with a weapon by persons holding public authority”.
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