East Baton Rouge DA Recuses Office From Alton Sterling Shooting Probe
Jul 12 2016
"If the security system is concealed then how did Baton Rouge Police Department get the make, model, the name of the security system but for the fact that they did an illegal search before they obtained the warrant", Porter told WWL.
"While the officers were attempting to subdue the subject the officers observed the butt of a gun", the affidavit states, and, when they saw him attempt to reach for the gun, one officer fired.
Outside the store, members of the Nation of Islam renewed calls for boycotts of businesses.
Police protests were calm and lightly attended in Denver on Monday, when a group of about 50 waved signs decrying police killings while a smaller group entered a fourth day of quietly mourning blacks killed by police in the previous year.
We now know the story of the officers who shot and killed Alton Sterling on videotape last week.
The suit says Muflahi was "only a witness" and should not have been detained nor had his store equipment seized.
The cell phone video shot by the store owner emerged Wednesday afternoon. It states that Sterling had permission from Muflahi to sell CDs outside his store.
Protests have erupted across the nation since the police shootings of Castile in Falcon Heights and Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The picture has quickly spread around the world and is being called the photo of the current protest movement that will be studied by future generations. The FBI and state police is also on the case.
That image has swept through social media as a defining moment of protests over recent police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
The Baton Rouge police spokesman can not comment on pending lawsuit.
He referenced the shootings of police officers during a protest in Dallas on Thursday and said police officers need to be able to defend themselves.
During an intense night of protests in Philadelphia, police made no arrests, NBC 10 Philadelphia reported. His death as well as the video recordings of it captured by bystanders have sparked days of protests. Police have arrested 200 demonstrators over a three-day period and taken to the streets in riot gear, carrying rifles and driving armored vehicles. A federal civil rights investigation will be conducted as well.
"They don't mean 'black lives matter, '" Giuliani said in a Fox News interview on Monday.
Begnaud asked one Baton Rouge police officer, Jonny Dunnam, what gave police the right to enter Batiste's property without her consent.
Some government and law enforcement officials have been outspoken in seeking to discourage protesters from blocking traffic.
The protesters were demonstrating against the police killing of Alton Sterling, who was pinned to the ground last week by two officers and shot dead. The scene apparently did not stay peaceful, as Baton Rouge police later said in a statement 102 protesters were arrested. Baton Rouge authorities have not addressed the owner's claims.
A few hundred protesters are gathered at the Baton Rouge Police Department.
A Baton Rouge police spokesman, Sgt. Don Coppola, has said that protests have become more violent as protesters from other cities arrived in Baton Rouge. Of the more than 150 arrests, Moore said today that about 20 of those people are still in custody and being processed. NBC reports 21 officers were injured in the process.
Moore also addressed today the high number of arrests during protests in Baton Rouge this weekend.