Senator LR of the Alpes Maritimes Henri Leroy asked the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, to create a commission of inquiry into the assassination of Samuel Paty. "I therefore ask that a parliamentary commission of inquiry be able to carry out an in-depth investigation and shed light on everyone's responsibilities, understand the flaws in the system and provide concrete solutions to prevent such acts in the future", a- he notably wrote. "How can the National Education justify not having put Samuel Paty aside the fifteen days preceding his assassination? How did the investigators, and in particular the DGSI, not take the elementary precaution of protecting him?" he asks Le Figaro.
The senator, who relies on certain revelations from Stéphane Simon's book, The Last Days of Samuel Paty, first sent a letter to Gérard Larcher and to the President of the Senate Law Commission, François-Noël Buffet . “There are gray areas that a parliamentary inquiry must clarify. It would also make it possible to propose protective measures for people threatened with death, ”he assures. Stéphane Simon revealed in particular that the online profile of the killer had been reported to the government platform Pharos, that some of Samuel Paty's colleagues turned their backs on him, knowing he was nevertheless threatened, and denounced the lack of speed of French intelligence.
“We are not going to judge the case. We want to understand how Samuel Paty was able to find himself without assistance, and formulate proposals", insists Henri Leroy who recalls that the teacher returned home with "a hammer in his bag, because he had understood that he risked being offensive".
Samuel Paty was beheaded by a Chechen, who had refugee status, after his name was floated on social media. A student, who was not present that day, had accused him of having shown caricatures of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. The killer had offered 300 to 350 euros to college students to designate Samuel Paty. The killer was later shot dead by law enforcement. On May 16, the anti-terrorist investigating judges confirmed the decision to put 14 people, including 5 minors, on trial. Samuel Paty's family has filed a complaint against two ministries, the Interior and National Education, for "non-assistance to anyone in danger" and "non-prevention of crime".