the Lille prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation

The Lille prosecutor’s office confirmed, on Monday, September 19, that it had opened an investigation after the handrail filed against the deputy La France insoumise (LFI), Adrien Quatennens, by his wife, as part of his “proactive criminal policy for the treatment of domestic violence” establishment ” since many years “.

In a press release on September 13, after the existence of this handrail was revealed by The chained DuckCéline and Adrien Quatennens said they had learned “through lawyers” that the prosecution had taken up the facts, but the latter had then refused to comment.

Mr. Quatennens announced on Sunday that he had started “withdrawn from his function as coordinator” of La France insoumise, acknowledging violence against his wife in a statement posted on Twitter.

evoking ” disputes “ since the announcement by his wife of his desire to divorce, he specified in particular that he had “grab the wrist” during one of them. He also admitted to having “gave a slap”there is ” a year “, “in a context of extreme tension and mutual aggressiveness”. “I deeply regretted this gesture” who “never happened again”he pointed out.

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“An investigation (…) when the facts seem serious”

The Lille prosecutor’s office explained on Monday that its policy on domestic violence provided that“in the event of filing of a handrail and when the facts seem to him to merit it”the police were to contact him “for instructions”specifying:

“The prosecution regularly decides to initiate an investigation notwithstanding the absence of an initial hearing of the victim when the facts appear serious or likely to recur. »

This policy also provides that“a victim support organization” that is “immediately mandated to take charge” with the victim and “encourage him to take part in the legal proceedings”. “No procedure in this matter is dismissed by opportunity”insists the prosecution, which emphasizes that for its ” the good proceedings “ the investigation in this case was to be held “away from the media scene”.

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The World with AFP

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