VIDEO: French police spray teargas on a homeless man and leave scene


A videograb shows homeless man being gassed by police.

Gulf Today Report

A homeless man was gassed on Friday around 4:00 am by police officers at Le Bourget on the sidelines of the festivities. A local resident filmed the incident.

The incident took place on the avenue de la Division Leclerc, at the intersection with the rue du Commandant Baroche. According to the witness, the homeless, probably suffering from psychological problems, threw objects at passers-by.

One of the passers-by, a cyclist, alerted the police. The police car arrived at the site and sprayed tear gas at him. The witness filmed the whole scene from his window. He waited, wondering if the police would come back to help the fallen man.

Seeing that they weren’t coming back, the resident went downstairs to bring him a bottle of milk and to help him.

The witness wishes to remain anonymous. However, he posted the video on social media. It reached the mayor of the city, Jean-Baptiste Borsali, and an investigation has been initiated.

The police unions and the Ministry of the Interior have not reacted to the incident. The General Inspectorate of the National Police said, “Officials once identified will be subject to suspension.”

This is not the first time that the behavior of police officers has been filmed. Last April, the Paris police headquarters had already seized the IGPN after the broadcast on social networks of a fight between a BAC police officer and a man, in the hall of a building located in Blanc-Mesnil.




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