On November 21, 2020, Claude Jean-Pierre, 67, died after being pulled over by gendarmes Deshaies, Guadeloupe, France.
Claude Jean-Pierre was pulled over by gendarmes because of alleged traffic violation. A video of the incident shows a police vehicle following him. Two gendarmes get out of their car ant than talk to Jean-Pierre. Later another police vehicle is seen to approach the scene but later it leaves.
Later gendarmes are seen to forcibly remove Jean-Pierre from his car. The video shows that the upper part of his body is stuck. Once outside the vehicle, he falls to the ground, unconscious. Claude Jean-Pierre died at a hospital 12 days later. An autopsy revealed broken cervical vertebra and a spinal cord compression.
In September 2021, Jean-Pierre’s daughter said that the investigation into his death was proceeding too slowly and that the family had to face administrative delays. She also said she was afraid that responsible for her father’s death would go unpunished.
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“The autopsy report states that the damage is due to the way he got removed from the vehicle. Additional information has been requested by the medical examiner. We are waiting for it.” Jean-Pierre’s daughter said.
“Those who are responsible for his death still enjoy incomprehensible impunity,” Jean-Pierre’s daughter said.
The initiative group has requested the clarification from Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin and Prime Minister of France Jean Castex. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal assistance to the family of the victim.