Last updated on 1st August 2019
According to our information, the national gendarmerie opened an administrative inquiry Wednesday after mocking remarks about the death of the young Steve Caniço, whose body was found in the Loire five weeks after his disappearance, were exhumed on social networks. A gendarme has indeed been identified in one of the publications.
It is the alternative media “Nantes Révoltée” that, on July 30th, shared on Twitter screenshots that are embarrassing to say the least.
In these Facebook posts, anonymised by “Nantes Révoltée”, we can see the sharing of an article of Le Figaro reporting the discovery of a body in the Loire, with this caption: “Ah there we go, that’s the end of the ‘Where is Steve?’ that pisses us off”. Below, the comments flock. There are jokes about it, gifs showing a man taking a dip in the water or an image representing the head of little Grégory on the body of Aquaman. Besides that, according to “Nantes Révoltée”, several netizens, including the author of the initial post, would in fact be “gendarmes”. The comments and Facebook accounts have since been deleted.
Voici comment des gendarmes parlent de la disparition de Steve sur facebook. Scandaleux. @OuestFrance , @F3PaysdelaLoire , @BFMTV etc … Vous comptez enquêter ?@Gendarmerie , vous comptez les mettre à pied ? pic.twitter.com/d5j072dBVp— Nantes Révoltée (@Nantes_Revoltee) July 30, 2019
The case is being taken seriously by the gendarmerie, which tells us that the identified gendarme will now be heard by the General Inspectorate of the National Gendarmerie. Checks on other Internet users are continuing.