french police say they sodomized black man with a baton “by accident”

February 10, 2017

“Accidents happen,” is a common refrain for folks who don’t want to take responsibility for their actions but French police is taking the phrase to new and heinous heights. A 22-year-old man, identified only as Theo, was stopped by the officers in the suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, when he was allegedly sodomized with the baton, according to his lawyer, Eric Dupond-Moretti. A medical report confirmed severe wounds in the anal area.

The French police officer was charged Sunday with allegedly using his baton to sodomize a man during a check of his identity papers, an incident that has prompted outraged protests in the ethnically diverse northern suburbs of Paris. The Ministry of Interior announced that three additional police officers were charged with assault in connection with the incident. Protests have ensued in the days since, with 26 people being arrested since the incident. Sending prayers up and good energy for Theo’s recovery and justice for this youth worker in the face of inhumanity.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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