Keyword: police officer
A police officer has been arrested after he was caught on CCTV footage violently assaulting a suspected thief in the cells of the main Paris court buildings, with the video sequence apparently leaked by one of his colleagues to a French website.
Officer initially said he had opened fire on the 22-year-old man in self-defence but under questioning said he had fired by accident.
Attack took place in Champigny-sur-Marne, south-east of central Paris, as officers tried to clear a crowd from a New Year's Eve party.
Xavier Jugelé, 37, was killed with a Kalashnikov rifle while on duty on the Champs Elysées avenue last week.
But one serving officer refused to shake Hollande's hand as president commemorated deaths of Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and Jessica Schneider.