Police officers in France have admitted to raping a Black man, but they claim the penetration occurred by mistake. The victim, known as 22-year-old Théo, was stopped by police officers during an identity check in a majority Black community in Paris.
According to Associated Press, Theó was beaten by the cops who spit on him and called racial slurs such as Negro and b—.
At some point, the officers penetrated a police baton into the victim’s rectum. He was beaten repeatedly until he was taken to jail. After another officer noticed his condition when he arrived at the jail, Théo was finally taken to the hospital.
When Théo arrived at the hospital, he was drenched in blood that poured from his rectum. He had to undergo major surgery to repair the damage caused by the sexual abuse.
However, police are now claiming that the rape occurred by accident. France’s national police force has determined that the incident was “not a rape” because of the “unintentional character” of penetration. The conclusion reveals how police around the world have used deceit to protect themselves when they commit horrendous acts of violence.
It’s similar to the Freddy Gray case that occurred in Baltimore. It was obvious that the police created the circumstance that led to Gray’s death. However, every officer who committed the crime was acquitted on charges. So apparently, Gray was responsible for his own death although police officers created the crime. Police officers have too much power when it comes to violent actions against civilians.
The officers in France will still face aggravated rape charges and aggravated assault. They have since denied all charges and are currently suspended from their duties.