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Death of Steve Caniço in Nantes: the suspect promoted by the police

Indicted for “manslaughter”, the commissioner will benefit from a promotion, a few days before the start of his trial before the court correctional.

A decision that raises questions. Indicted for "manslaughter" after the death of Steve Caniço à Nantes, 24-year-old after-school leader, during a police operation on the night of June 21 to 22, 2019, Commissioner Gr&goire Chassaing will bé benefit from professional promotion, according to information from La Montagne. And the choice of timing is surprising, the latter will be judged &agrav; Rennes from June 10 to 14, 2024, in the famous Steve Caniço affair.

A promotion à Lyon before his trial

Young Steve Caniço wasé found died in the Loire after a police operation deemed controversial, aimed at putting an end to the crime. a techno evening – Nantes in 2019. Commissioner Gr&goire Chassaing was in charge of this operation. He is notably accused of to have implemented progression and arrest operations on the quay (…) even though the investigations made it possible to ;show that other solutions were possible, in particular that of a withdrawal" explained the Rennes public prosecutor's office last December. 

Until February 5, 2024, Gr&goire Chassaing was deputy to the departmental director of security. public of Puy-de-Dôme. And the decision that is causing a lot of ink to flow concerns his future promotion. Indeed, the latter must become head of the national police district of Lyon. And this, from June 1, 2024. Less than two weeks before the start of his trial. In this case, the case was dismissed. ordered for sub-prefect Johann Mougenot and the others involved. Furthermore, this is not the first time that Grégoire Chassaing has been promoted since the events unfolded. This was already happening. the case when he took office as number 2 in security. public.

The astonishment remains for the family of Steve Caniço

The lawyer of presumption innocent speaks of his client as a "scapegoat", in reference to & his referral to the criminal court and the dismissal orderedé for the others implicated in this case. "It was necessary to keep a scapegoat to save face under media pressure and thus satisfy the demands for lawsuits against the police of' a militant fringe of public opinion" he said in a press release.

For its part, the family of Steve Caniço learned "with astonishment of the promotion of Mr. Chassaingà a position à responsibility national, with probable public order missions, in the particularly difficult context of national security. in France" indicates the family's lawyer in the columns of Ouest France. From now on, it's time for the trial before the criminal court of Rennes & from June 10, 2024.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116