French minister and police chief point to Élysée over Benalla scandal

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French interior minister Gérard Collomb on Monday confirmed that he was made aware on May 2nd of video footage showing President Emmanuel Macron’s chief personal security aide Alexandre Benalla beating up a May Day protestor in the presence of police 24 hours earlier, but failed to alert the justice authorities of the events because the case was in the hands of the presidential office.