In this shocking French news video, authorities in Nice explain that the government of France tried to force them to alter evidence to make it look like there was a real federal police presence in the area of the attack, which there was not.
Following the security controversy of July 14 in Nice, we are talking to Igor Sayeri, who is the special envoy for BFM TV in Nice.
“Igor, the female police officer in charge of the municipal CCTV center today claims she was put under pressure by the Ministry of the Interior, in order to change her report.”
“Yes, absolutely! Sandra Bertin actually says that the day after the attack, well, a commissioner of the Place Beauvau [in Paris, Ministry of the Interior HQ] came to meet her, came into this urban supervision center (CCTV); she evokes a busy man who asks her to do, well, a report on the presence of the municipal police at points in the recording, specifying that also the national police can be seen at two specific points in the recording.
She refuses, because on her screens there are no national police at these two points in particular.
The man, the commissioner, then asked her, well, to send a report by email that could be altered.
She refuses at first, and then she — the head of the municipal police — Goes one step further, and claims harassment. She says she was harassed for over an hour, ordered to confirm the presence of the national police at the specific points, a presence that she did not see on her screens. She even says she was actually forced to ask the commissioner from the CSU to leave, and ultimately she had to send two reports: one non-modifiable and another one modifiable.
Finally, she confirms also that a few days later, well, the anti-terrorist sub-directorate asked her to destroy the videotapes from six CCTV cameras that she mentions in her report:
"Those are exactly, well, these six cameras that filmed the killings of 14 July.
"Officially they need to be suppressed, well, to prevent leaks in the press or in the public.”
Note that the Minister of Justice Jean-Jacques Urvoas responded with a statement: He reminded us that the investigation falls exclusively within the purview of the judiciary.
He specified that the images captured by video surveillance, seized by the justice system, were, I quote, “in no case destroyed.”