the families of the victims will still have to wait

The Brussels council chamber did not render, this Monday, August 2, a decision on the “Ouassim and Sabrina” case, two young people who died in May 2017 in a chase with the police. The families of the victims will have to wait until August 13.

The events took place on May 9, 2017 around 9:30 p.m. A police patrol had chased at Place Poelaert, in Brussels, Ouassim Toumi, 24 years old and Sabrina El Bakkali, 20 years old, who were on board a motorcycle. She had noticed that the motorcyclist was driving recklessly. Two other patrols had also set out in pursuit of the motorcyclist. The motorcycle struck the vehicle of a patrol from the canine brigade of the local police of Brussels-Capital-Ixelles from the rear left. Ouassim Toumi died instantly. His passenger, Sabrina died in hospital later that night.

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The families of the victims blasted this chase for two alleged traffic violations. According to them, it was illegal, unnecessary and disproportionate. Their lawyer had asked that the police be sent back to correctional. The Brussels public prosecutor’s office demanded that the police officers accused of having killed the two young people be dismissed, arguing that the only person responsible for the death of Sabrina and Ouassim is the driver of the scooter. The Brussels council chamber was due to make a decision on Monday, but decided to postpone it until August 13, reports BX1.

Keywords: Belgium, Death, Family, Brussels

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