In January 2020, officers of the police department of Rennes, France, on their patrol car hit 21-year-old Maëva Coldeboeuf, as a result of which the girl died from the injuries.
According to the Rennes Police Department, two police officers were on their way to an emergency call that evening. They drove without a sound siren, as residents of the city complained about the noise at night. It is reported that the police were driving in the bus lane. At about one o’clock in the morning, local time, Koldbef was crossing the road near the bus stop. The girl was walking along the pedestrian crossing, but the police did not notice her. A patrol car hit the girl, who died a few hours later in the hospital. A police spokesman said the girl was simply ” in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
The girl’s family filed a lawsuit against the police officers involved in the death of Koldbef, and in October 2020, the police court sentenced them to 12 months of probation, one of them was taken away from the driver’s license. However, in May 2021, the police filed an appeal, as they believe that a year of probation is too serious a punishment for the fact that they killed a young girl.