In March 2017, the police shot and killed 37-year-old Angelo Garan at his family’s home. The police came to arrest him as he did not return to the detention center on his own after the expiry of his leave.
On March 30, 2017, police arrived at the home of the Garan family to arrest him. He was serving his sentence and was in custody, but the police allowed him to leave the remand prison for a certain period of time, established in a special permission to leave. Garan did not return to the remand prison that day, despite the fact that the term of his permission had expired. According to the police, as soon as the police went down to the barn of his house, they found Garan threatening the gendarmes with a knife. The police shot him about five times without warning. Garan’s family claims he was unarmed.
The death of Garan outraged the public. Hundreds of people took to the streets of France to demand justice for Garan. In 2020, the court rejected the family’s appeal, but on March 30, 2021, Garena’s sister said they continue to seek justice and intend to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.