The source said the officers faced the judge around noon, just a day after mass demonstrations throughout France opposing police violence and the government's new legislation restricting sharing images of officers.
"Many people are outraged about how the police are behaving, and they are saying we need to be allowed to film the police in order to protect ourselves", she added.
Several fires were started in Paris, sending acrid smoke into the air, as protesters vented their anger against the security law which would restrict the publication of police officers' faces.
In Lille, Rennes, Strasbourg and other cities thousands more protested against the draft bill that makes it a crime to circulate images of police officers in certain circumstances, which opponents say limits press freedom.
The fourth man, who arrived on the scene later and fired a tear gas canister, should be freed under conditions and charged with intentional violence, he said.
The legislation, being pushed by President Emmanuel Macron, seeks to provide greater powers and protections for police officers, and is being opposed by civil liberties groups, journalists and migrant activists.
It has become a rallying cause for anger against the police in France, accused by critics accuse of institutionalised racism including singling out Blacks and Arabs.
More than 46,000 people gathered in Paris on Saturday to protest against France's controversial new security law, which the lower house of the French parliament approved earlier this week. The police force has insisted violations are the fault of isolated individuals.
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The officers identified in the video have been suspended.
But the chief editor of French newspaper Le Monde, Luc Bronner, argued at the protest that the law against publishing images of officers is unnecessary.
Since the summer, thousands of French residents have protested such police brutality, following the stateside killing of George Floyd on May 25.
An internal letter from Paris Police Prefect Didier Lallement called on officers to use "probity, the sense of honour and ethics" when policing the protests, which were authorized by authorities.
The bill, approved by the National Assembly on November 24, now awaits Senate approval.
On Friday, Prime Minister Jean Castex said the government would look into redrafting the disputed Article 24 of the proposed law.
French prosecutor Remy Heitz says police officers will be charged with intentional violence with weapons, the use of racist language, and falsifying police records.
Zecler told reporters Thursday that he was walking around without a face mask, which was against the country's COVID-19 safety measures, and hid in his studio to avoid fines when a police auto appeared.