Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne announced Thursday “the initiation of disciplinary proceedings” against two agents of the prison of Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône), after the submission of a report on the assassination of Yvan Colonna in March, which concludes with “shortcomings” on their part.
Matignon added that the Prime Minister had “decided to follow all the recommendations” of the report of the General Inspectorate of Justice (IGJ), seized after the attack by a radicalized fellow prisoner of the Corsican independence movement, who was serving a sentence of life imprisonment for the assassination of the prefect Claude Erignac.
Élisabeth Borne will also ask the Minister of Justice for “an inspection mission on the assessment of neighborhoods for the assessment and management of radicalization” (QER), a system deployed five years ago and of which “it appears necessary to draw up a balance sheet. The IGJ report was submitted to the Prime Minister’s office and not to the Keeper of the Seals Éric Dupond-Moretti because, the latter having been Yvan Colonna’s lawyer, he is forced to withdraw from everything concerning his old client.
Vigilance of prison officers called into question
According to the press release from Matignon, the inspection mission concluded that one of the agents had a “lack of active vigilance” and “inappropriate management of both video surveillance and orientation in the neighborhood for the assessment of radicalization ( QER)” for the other.
Traveling to Saint-Dié-des-Vosges on Thursday, Élisabeth Borne assured that “in accordance with the commitment that had been made”, this report would be “made public” in an anonymized version, “so as not to reveal the names of the persons concerned “.
On March 2, Yvan Colonna was violently attacked in the sports hall of the central house in Arles by a 36-year-old Cameroonian prisoner, Franck Elong Abé, who was serving several sentences, including one of nine years in prison for “association of terrorist criminals”. He died of his injuries in Marseille on March 21, after three weeks in a coma.
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