At the age of 24, Adama Traoré died during his arrest on July 19, 2016. Since then, his family and the gendarmes have been in conflict as to the causes of death presented in various expert reports.
The Paris Court of Appeal’s Inquiry Board canceled on Tuesday 1 December for procedural reasons the latest forensic report issued in late May which acquitted the gendarmes in the case of Adama Traoré’s death in 2016. AFP from a court source.
Me Yassine Bouzrou, a lawyer for the Adam Traoré family, who died in 2016. In Beaumont-sur-Oise, Val-d’Oise, while being arrested by the gendarmes, on June 15, he requested that that expertise be revoked on the grounds that the three doctors who prepared this report , turned to a colleague of the cardiologist, without mentioning him in the expert’s opinion or asking for authorization from the investigating judge. The lawyer noted that the three doctors who wrote this report had approached a fellow cardiologist without mentioning him in the expert’s opinion or asking for the consent of the investigating judge.
It was in a letter sent in early June to the investigating judges that one of these doctors told them that they worked in “paying attention»From the third party. However, according to the council, such solicitation should have been mentioned in the study, which was heavily criticized by the Adam Traoré family.
Therefore, on Tuesday morning, the investigative chamber canceled, as requested by the prosecutor general’s office of the appellate court, this study on “it is a procedural question“, According to a court source.”The experts “selected” by the investigating judges violated the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure», Welcomed Me Bouzrou on Twitter. Expertise “lie“According to the collective”The truth for Adama».
«This declaration of invalidity does not result from the content of the experts’ conclusions, but from failure to comply with the formalism required by the Code of Criminal Procedure.“, The press release recognizes the gendarmes’ lawyers Me Rodolphe Bosselut, Pascal Rouiller and Sandra Chirac Kollarik. The expert opinion established that “Adama Traoré did not die “ of positional asphyxiation ”“Which would mean the responsibility of the authors of the arrest of the gendarmes”,but with cardiogenic edema.»
«Compound pulmonary sarcoidosis (rare pathology, n. ed.), hypertrophic heart disease and sickle cell trait (genetic disease, n. ed) could have contributed to this in the context of intense stress and physical exertion, with a high concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol“The active ingredient in marijuana ensured that this expertise was removed from the file.
On July 19, 2016, Adama Traoré died in the Persian gendarmes’ barracks in Val-d’Oise, nearly two hours after his arrest in his city of Beaumont-sur-Oise and at the end of the pursuit to avoid his first arrest. The issue returned to the media front in the spring after George Floyd’s death in the United States. On the judicial front, he turned into a battle of doctors, following the first closure of the case in late 2018.
Two autopsies and four expert reports commissioned by the judiciary, including the one canceled on Tuesday, have presented a medical history, particularly cardiological and genetic, to explain the death, thus removing the gendarmes. A new medical report, entrusted to Belgian medical experts in July, is expected in January.
On the contrary, two successive reports from four doctors selected by the family swept these conclusions and questioned the police for which they blame “abdominal equipmentIt has fatal consequences, while the gendarmes deny the use of this technique.
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