Utrecht shooting: police officer a ‘suspect’

The police officer who shot a 54-year-old man in the Utrecht neighbourhood of Ondiep in March, sparking off several days of riots, is being treated as a suspect, the public prosecution department said on Wednesday.

The department is planning to stage a reconstruction of events shortly. A decision on whether the officer will face criminal proceedings will be made once the investigation has been completed, a spokeswoman said.

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