15 days in Jail for Trying to Hit a Policeman
A young man from Menton has learned that Police officers have good memory. Although he did not appear before the Correctional Court. On June 6, at approximately 10:20 am, officer sat the Monte-Carlo market noticed two scooters with three people on board: one pilot and two passengers on each of the two-wheeled vehicles. As soon as they noticed the officers, they all ran towards the Beausoleil roads to escape the Police. But a few moments later, a police officer recognized one of the drivers in front of the Saint Charles school. At the moment of his arrest, the young man resists and tries to strike the officer with his fist. He was taken to the station on Suffren-Reymond street to be questioned. The accused declared that he was not guilty of anything. Prosecutor Jérôme Fougeras-Lavergnolle re-read part of the statement where the accused refutes any aggressive or threatening gesture: “When I was taken by the arm and asked to walk on the sidewalk I simply wanted to pull away.” The magistrate notes, however, that the young man has two quotes.
“When the accused wanted to run away,” prosecutor Cyrielle Colle said, “the officer caught him by the arm. The individual claimed that he did not know the reasons for his arrest. When you’re one of three people riding on a scooter. This young person did not grant the policeman the respect he deserved.” At the end of the trial, a sentence of eight days in prison was requested. In spite of his absence at the court’s hearing, the twenty-year-old was sentenced to fifteen days suspended sentence for resisting arrest.
Love Dispute Gone Wrong
“All this to settle a love dispute?” This was the question conveyed at the trial of a thirty-year-old Monegasque man. Justice accuses him of having beaten a co-worker of the same age until he collapsed on the ground, and then proceeded to kick him several times in the face. The rivalry between the two men is explained in the courtroom when Prosecutor Jérôme Fougeras-Lavergnolle indicates that “the victim lived as a couple with the ex-girlfriend of the accused”.
“He hurt himself voluntarily.”
The case begins on the evening of the 27th of March 2016, at around 10:30pm, in the Casino locker rooms, between two employees of the SBM. The magistrate first asks the victim to comment on the facts: “In the room, for no reason, he came to snatch my cigarette and grabbed me by the collar. I fell. I then received a dozen kicks in the face. I was groggy. That is why I did not file a complaint that evening. Then, my close friends advised me to go to the CHPG…” This version of events was challenged by the accused. He says he did not “hurt him. This man intentionally wounded himself. Why did he go to the police three days later? He smelled like alcohol, he was drunk!” The prosecutor, amazed, asks: “How do you explain the testimony from the witness? He saw you threatening him and kicking him.” The accused doesn’t miss a beat:”Words versus words!” The judge says: “Twenty-seven stitches in the emergency room, not being able to work for three days, a black eye and unpaid expulsions given to both parties, these are just words? ”
Four months recommended sentence
On behalf of the civil party, Franck Michel says: “The accused denies the obvious. What would my client have against the ex-boyfriend of his current companion? The victim did not strike back. It’s written in the testimony. Is the accused innocent? He mocks the tribunal! Several witnesses describe him as agressive and disrespectful. The consequences are important, we demand medical expertise and a sum of €3000.” As the accused disturbs the court with false remarks, prosecutor Cyrielle Colle is worried. “I’m concerned abouthis future. Should the sentence be extremely severe or should it offer him a chance to start again? Four months seems appropriate. In defense, Mrs. Ballerio is surprised: “Is what the victim recounts the truth? He loses consciousness but is able to count ten kicks and remembers the verbal threats made by his aggressor. Give my client the benefit of self-defense.” The case will be deliberated until Tuesday, the 13th of December.