The state was condemned this Thursday by the administrative court of Toulouse to pay compensation to the family of Rémi Fraisse, a protester killed during a charge of mobile gendarmes in the Tarn in 2014.
“The administrative tribunal recognizes the faultless responsibility of the State for the death of Rémi Fraisse in the aftermath of the intervention of the police, during the demonstrations on the site of the Sivens dam project, and compensates the beneficiaries of the victim for their moral damage up to a total amount of 46,400 euros, ”the court said in a statement.
On October 26, 2014, the 21-year-old botanist was killed by the explosion of an OF-F1 type offensive grenade, launched by a mobile gendarme, during violent clashes on the site of the controversial water reservoir of Sivens .
For a recognition of a fault of the State and the gendarme
A few days after the death of Rémi Fraisse, the government suspended the use of these grenades by the police, before banning them definitively several months later.
Unsuccessful in criminal proceedings, the family of Rémi Fraisse turned to administrative justice to obtain recognition of state responsibility.
“Criminal and administrative justice does not want to recognize the fault of the State and the gendarme. Therefore, the European Court of Human Rights, which is already seized, will decide this case, ”declared Arié Alimi, the lawyer for the father of the young environmental activist.
The court retained “a liability without fault of the State and considers that there was a” faulty recklessness “of Rémi Fraisse, this decision is in line with the logic of the dismissal ordered by the criminal justice”, a regretted the lawyer.