Community service for insulting police officers during the flower parade in Eelde. Teenager is acquitted of attempted serious assault

Community service for insulting police officers during the flower parade in Eelde. Teenager is acquitted of attempted serious assault
Community service for insulting police officers during the flower parade in Eelde. Teenager is acquitted of attempted serious assault
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An 18-year-old boy from Paterswolde has been convicted of insulting three police officers during the flower parade in Eelde. He was acquitted of an alleged attempted serious assault.

The teenager went crazy on September 3, 2023 when officers tried to arrest him. This happened after an incident at the flower parade in Eelde. Officers saw the suspect make a kicking motion at two young women fighting. The boy resisted so much that officers had to use their batons to arrest him. He also screamed curses and obscenities to the officers.

‘Screamed way too loud’

He must answer for both cases before the police judge in Assen. He already admitted to insulting the officers during his interrogation. “There is no escape,” says his lawyer. “He screamed and shouted way too loudly. He is a bit ashamed of that.”

The Public Prosecution Service further suspects the boy of making a kicking motion at a young woman. He got into a fight with his girlfriend after a discussion about an unpaid tag. He only hit his own partner on the shoulder with his foot, she claims in court. “I didn’t feel anything.” According to the suspect, he tried to separate the two fighting cocks. “I tried to put my foot in it, but that went wrong.”

Pretty scandalous

The judge does not believe the suspect and his girlfriend. “I think it has been proven that you made a kicking motion.” He cannot say with certainty whether the suspect thus accepted the risk that serious injury could occur. The teenager is therefore acquitted of the attempted serious assault. However, he will receive 40 hours of community service for the insult and must pay the main police officer 333 euros in compensation. “Because what you said was quite scandalous.”

The article is in Dutch

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