"We didn't understand what was going on": the night Shaoyao Liu was killed by the police in front of his children

Posted November 17, 2020 at 5:25 a.m.- Updated November 17, 2020 at 12:22 p.m.

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The Chinese father was shot dead by BAC police at his home in March 2017, in unclear circumstances.The Paris Court of Appeal on Tuesday confirmed the validity of the 2019 dismissal.

The sky was low that Sunday evening of March 26, 2017, when the life of the Liu family turned upside down.Mother Zhu (all names have been changed) and eldest Jiao, 25, were out.In the family apartment on the 6th floor of Villa Curial, a complex of residences of over 1,000 homes in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, Rose, 17, and Gabrielle, 22, were finishing a long day of revisions, the one for his white bac, the other for his management exams.Ariane, 18, and Tuan, 15, had returned in the afternoon of a Salon on Japanese Pop Culture.The father, Shaoyao, had going about his daily business, between dirty laundry, meals and walks.Around 7:30 p.m., he had gone up to the 7th floor to complain about a noise - "as if you were banging on a pipe", Rose told the investigators - and had had a brief altercation with a neighbor crossed on the landing.

An hour later, chaos invaded the apartment, screams, a door being smashed in, a lightning bolt in the unlit hall, a father lying in the hallway, an imposing man in a black sweatshirt, orange police armband arm, kneeling on the fifties, took off his dentures, which prevented him from breathing, and asked for a cloth to compress his holed chest.

Posted Date: 2020-11-19

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