Court extends remand of ex-boxer that agents struck during protest yellow vests

The Paris court of appeal on Wednesday ruled that former profbokser Christophe Dettinger behind bars should remain pending his trial on 13 February. The man is in custody for assault on two gendarmes during a demonstration of ‘yellow vests’ in Paris.

The ex-boxer Dettinger (37), which since January 9, in pre-trial detention, had requested to be released to be under judicial supervision. The court pointed that request. The public prosecutor-general, the renewal of the arrest prompted due to the ‘highly disturbing and dangerous personality’ of the man, who ” is wholly impulsive, and a total determination act of violence to commit’.

On the internet was a video viral which Dettinger during a demonstration of yellow vests on January 5, two gendarmes, with the fist punches and kicks. The two gendarmes were, respectively, fifteen days and two days incapacitated.

Dettinger was in 2007 and 2008, champion of France in the class lichtzwaargewicht. His lawyers were against the extension of his detention, argued with the arguments that ” he is married, has three children, a steady job, owns his house, and a blank criminal record’.

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