Nîmes : the wedding turns to the confrontation with police

Nîmes : le mariage tourne à l’affrontement avec les policiers

A dozen people had been placed in custody and searches had taken place.

In December 2017 at a wedding party, the police had intervened in response to a call from neighbors complaining of noise pollution in the city center.

Seven of the accused persons to nocturnal disturbances, aggravated or contempt against the police in December 2017 appeared, this Tuesday, November 6, before the criminal court of Nimes. Called by neighbors complaining of noise pollution in the city centre, the police had intervened on this feast at a wedding.

An altercation eventful

At the hearing, the defendants – all without a prior history of judicial – have explained that they had thought, at first, have to deal with “rogue” circulating regularly in the neighborhood. After this altercation hectic, a dozen people had been placed in custody and searches had taken place.

“The trial of the sans-gêne”

The representative of the prosecutor’s office reminded that it was the “trial of the sans-gêne, a society that is increasingly violent, and a certain lack of respect.” Three of the accused were acquitted on the benefit of the doubt. For one of the defendants, the facts being prosecuted were re-qualified into violence voluntary. He was sentenced to a fine and an internship of citizenship. The other defendants were sentenced to fines contraventionnelles or criminal.

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