• The Rennes prosecutor's office has requested the indictment of four police officers after the death of a young man in police custody in Saint-Malo.
  • Allan Lambin, 19, died in a cell at the police station on the night of 9 to 10 February 2019.
  • The autopsy revealed haemorrhage in the chest and death by asphyxiation.

More than four years after the death of the young man in custody in Saint-Malo, the Allan Lambin case has just experienced a twist. On March 7, the Rennes prosecutor's office "requested the indictment of four police officers on the charge of manslaughter," said the Rennes public prosecutor, confirming information from Ouest-France.

On February 9, 2019, the 19-year-old died in a cell at the Saint-Malo police station, where he had been taken into custody a few hours earlier. That evening, the young man and his father were returning to the campsite where they were to meet friends. In the night and in the rain, the young driver had missed the entrance to the site and the car had ended up in the ditch. At the arrival of the police, the young man would have uttered insults, before being the subject of a "complicated arrest", according to the prosecutor's office of Saint-Malo, then divested in favor of the prosecutor's office of Rennes. At the police station, he was seen at 22:40 p.m. by a doctor. At 0:30 a.m., the doctor noted a medical problem and was pronounced dead a little later.

A death by asphyxiation, according to the autopsy

A judicial investigation was opened in February 2019 for manslaughter and failure to assist a person in danger. The autopsy had revealed a hemorrhage in the chest and death by asphyxiation, according to the family's lawyer, Hélène Laudic-Baron, specifying that the toxicological report reported "0.81 grams of alcohol per liter of blood".

The lawyer filed a complaint for forgery and use of forgery. Because, she noted, "the custody surveillance sheet indicates that Allan was lying on his bench between 22:40 p.m. and 0:30 a.m., while the IGPN report describing the video surveillance of his cell indicates that he has been lying on the ground since 22:40 p.m., following his discomfort. "

  • Custody
  • Indictment
  • Manslaughter
  • Police
  • Policeman
  • Malo
  • Police station
  • Ille-et-Vilaine
  • Brittany
  • Rennes
  • Justice