Seine-Saint-Denis: A third man placed in police custody in the case of pedestrians dragged in the street

The investigation is continuing. A third person was placed in police custody in Noisy-le-Sec (Seine-Saint-Denis) on Thursday after the broadcast of a video shot over the weekend showing a motorist grabbing and dragging two pedestrians until they fell, we learned from a police source.

This man, the rear passenger of the vehicle, presented himself Thursday spontaneously at the police station, according to this source, confirming information from CNews . After the arrest Monday at the end of the day of the driver visible on the video, who had presented himself at an appointment fixed in a parking lot by the investigators, a second suspect had also returned by himself to the police station Tuesday morning, had indicated the parquet floor of Bobigny.

An open judicial investigation

Judicial information has been opened for “violence resulting in an ITT of more than 8 days in a meeting with a weapon and with premeditation”, “violence without ITT in a meeting”, “driving despite the suspension of the license “and” diffusion of images relating to the commission of an offense “, specified the same source.

The amateur video, subtitled ” giggles of the evening “, has sparked an outcry on social networks and was the subject of numerous reports from Internet users on Pharos, the platform for reporting illegal online content and behavior. The passenger films the driver who grabs a man while continuing to drive, forcing the victim to run until he falls to the ground. Then it’s another man’s turn to suffer the same fate.

45 days of ITT A 64 year old man, named Ali, who has since spoken to many media, filed a complaint against the occupants of the vehicle. He was prescribed 45 days of ITT and suffers in particular from a broken shoulder and foot. “The authors had asked him for a cigarette. When he handed it to the driver, the latter grabbed him by the arm, held him back and started accelerating, ”described Eric Mathais, the Bobigny prosecutor.

The second victim visible on the video has not been identified to date, he said. A young woman, who does not appear in the images but says she has suffered similar events, also filed a complaint.

Finally, in a press release released Thursday evening, the Bobigny prosecutor’s office also indicated that the first two individuals placed in police custody have been indicted. The first for “intentional violence in a meeting” and the second for “complicity in intentional violence”. Both were imprisoned, added the prosecution, pending the debates which must relate to their placement in pre-trial detention, the time of the investigation.