France drops case over 'racist' police violence video
TOURS, France (AFP) - French prosecutors said on Thursday they would not pursue a case against a police officer who sparked outrage when he was caught on video beating a black woman with a baton.
The incident, which also saw the officer spray tear gas in the woman's face, was filmed in mid-August in a suburb of the central city of Tours.
The eight-minute video, called "Shame on the French police", was viewed more than two million times after being posted on YouTube.
It shows two police officers trying to subdue a woman who was among the passengers of a car that was stopped while being driven erratically.