NICE – New developments in the Bastille Day attacks investigations are revealing more inconsistencies in the official narrative, much like the San Bernardino and Orlando shootings in the United States. Previously, anti-terror police ordered the city administration to destroy the CCTV footage of the attack. Now, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is found to influence the investigations by pressing police officers to falsify a report on the security presence at the Nice Bastille Day celebrations that turned into a massacre.
A lady police Officer, Sandra Bertin, who was incharge of security cameras reported to French newspaper Journal du Dimanche that Cazeneuve harassed her for an hour to change the report regarding the presence of national police.
Bertin reportedly said that she had been instructed by an interior ministry official to report the presence of national police units on the seaside Promenade des Anglais at the time of the attack. She said she had been told to report the presence of national police units, although she had not seen them. The interior ministry said there were 64 members of the national police on the seafront – as per arrangements with Nice City Hall.
It should be noted that last week the City Hall refused an inexplicable demand by French anti-terror police to destroy the CCTV footage of the attack.
However, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said he will sue the police officer in question for defamation.
– Tazeen Hasan, Correspondent (Europe)