It is a brutal allegation: A young black man in a Paris has allegedly been raped by a police officer using a baton. Hundreds have flocked to the streets to protest the highly-political case.
The man killed three people and injured 16 before being shot dead in what French President Emmanuel Macron called an "Islamist terrorist attack." A police officer who swapped places with a hostage earned praise.
Paris prosecutors have said an initial probe did not provide grounds needed to proceed on the rape claims. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe defended the rising political star, but Dermanin could face more charges.
Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Islamic scholar, has been handed preliminary charges in two alleged cases of rape by women who sought his counsel. He has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to sue his accusers for slander.
French police have detained prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan after two women accused him of rape, media reports said. The Swiss academic has denied the allegations.
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