A fine yes, but in a heated situation where he was more than likely just blocking himself, 6 mos is beyond the pale.
French policeman jailed for six months for slapping Calais migrant in face
A French police officer who slapped a migrant in the face in Calais has been sentenced to six months behind bars. It comes after officers have been criticised for their mistreatment of refugees.
The police officer’s defense claimed the incident was an involuntary gesture against an agitated person.
However the court in the Northern city of Boulogne-sur-Mer saw the incident which took place in a detention center near Calais in the summer of 2016 differently, handing him a six-month prison sentence.
The 40-year-old officer, who was a member of France’s border police (PAF), slapped the migrant just before he was due to appear before a judge in a trial room at a detention center in Coquelles.