It seems like police brutality over commoners has become a “common” practice throughout the world.
After the world united over police brutality with George Floyd, an American Black, French police has now jumped into limelight for a similar incident.
Cedric Chouviat Suffocated to Death
Six months back, a 42-year old deliveryman, Cedric Chouviat was suffocated to death by the French police. According to a clip filmed by the by-standers, he was pinned down by three policemen in Paris. He kept on begging for air while these monsters did not let him go.
Cedric, father of five, was later shifted to hospital but breathed his last after five days of the incident. According to the autopsy report, the death of caused due to broken larynx.
Rings any bell?
His case has been compared to that of George Floyd, a black American who was suffocated to death in a very similar manner.
After six months of Cedric demise, the police officers have been charged of crime and are facing trial. As per the family lawyer, they submitted an audio recording of Cedric phone where he was heard repeating the word “j’etouffe” seven times.
J’etouffe is a French word for “I cannot breath” or “I am suffocating”.
The Trail and Charges against Three Officers
According to the lawyer of the two policemen, they did not hear Cedric’s plea for help as he was wearing a helmet.
French police have been under spotlight for similar cases in the past. Four years back, a 24 year old black man died at the hands of brutal police officers. And till date, no charges have been proved against the deceased.
Likewise, the case of Adama Traore has fresh developments. Adama was killed allegedly at the hands of French police. The eye-witnesses have now recorded their statement and the court’s decision is awaited by the family.
Black community around the world has always faced inequality. And today, most are being brutally murdered at the hands of those who are supposed to protect them.
The French court has promised to lead a crystal clear investigation of Cedric’s killing at the hands of police officers.