The prosecutor’s office in the Brussels Correctional Court requested on Friday a suspended sentence of 30 months for a man who violently attacked Police Commissioner Pierre Vandersmissen in Brussels on May 24, during the national demonstration. The accused, Tanguy F., is charged with armed rebellion, carrying an object used as a weapon, and assault and battery on a law enforcement officer. Judgement is to be rendered on June 24.
Tangui, who admitted to committing the assault, had reported to the local police in Uccle on May 25 after the Brussels court launched a public appeal for help in locating the attacker.
Images of the attack, showing a man dressed in a red T-shirt striking a police officer on the head with an object that may have been a cobblestone, had been broadcast on media and social networks.
Police Commissioner Vandersmissen, of the Bruxelles Capitale-Ixelles precinct, collapsed after receiving the blow and had had to be rushed to a hospital.