A black guy accused French police of raping him. police claim it was an accident

Peter Holley Washington Post
(Arnaud Journois/Le Parisien via AP)


President Francois Hollande with Théo at Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris. By the time Théo arrived at a French emergency room on Feb. 2, he was covered in blood.

Doctors discovered that his primary injury had been caused by a police truncheon, one that had been forced inside the man’s rectum during a violent encounter with multiple officers in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb north of Paris.

Théo, a 22-year-old French youth worker whose last name has not been released, maintained that the injury — which required major surgery to repair — was inflicted intentionally and that he was the victim of a horrific sexual assault. 

More than a week later, after protests have roiled residents where the incident occurred, French investigators have reached an entirely different conclusion: The violent sodomy was accidental and occurred when the officer’s expandable baton happened to slip into the victim’s anus.

Peter Holley Washington Post, 12/02/2017