French minister says police violence claims make him 'choke'

French interior minister Gérald Darmanin told a parliamentary committee that when he hears talk of police violence 'I choke', causing widespread outrage and notably among the family of a man who died earlier this year after police arrested him using a suffocating stranglehold.

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France's controversial new interior minister Gérald Darmanin has prompted fresh anger by saying accusations of police brutality made him "choke", thereby echoing the words of a man who died on January 5th after being pinned to the ground by French police while repeatedly pleading: "I am choking", reports FRANCE 24.