French Senate Commission Calls for Prosecution of Benalla for 'False Testimony' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


French Senate Commission Calls for Prosecution of Benalla for 'False Testimony'

A high-profile case broke out in July 2018 after a video emerged capturing Alexandre Benalla in riot police gear tackling a young demonstrator to the ground and punching him repeatedly before fleeing.

The senatorial commission investigating the case of Alexandre Benalla has asked the Senate Bureau to take legal action against President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide for "false testimony".

According to a letter addressed to Senate President Gerard Larcher and seen by AFP, the commission believes that Benalla "assured the function of close protection of the head of state", despite his claims that he had not acted as the president's bodyguard.

The senators suggested there had been "major dysfunction" inside Macron's office and said they believed that Macron's security had been compromised.

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