Claude Jean-Pierre

Claude Jean-Pierre

beaten by the police

In December 2020, Claude Jean-Pierre, a 67-year-old resident of Deshaies, France, died after being arrested by police. Officers detained a man allegedly for violating traffic rules.

On that day, the police department officers stopped the man’s car for violating traffic rules, according to the police. In the video taken by the surveillance camera, shown how the officers used excessive force to get Jean-Pierre out of his car. Unfortunately, the footage from the surveillance camera does not show what was happening inside the car, but as soon as the man was taken out of the car, his arms and legs “dangled like a dead man”. Jean-Pierre was urgently taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries 2 weeks after the incident. Medical examination showed that the man had several broken vertebrae, and his body was covered with bruises.

At the end of June 2021, the relatives of the 67-year-old man held a press conference at which they stated that they intended to achieve justice for Jean-Pierre. They said that the results of the new independent medical examination will be published in November, and they will do everything possible to bring the officers to justice.