VIDEO: Law enforcement officials speak at BRPD HQ protest - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

VIDEO: Law enforcement officials speak at BRPD HQ protest

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Viewing on a mobile device? Click the link for more features.

The heads of several different law enforcement agencies in Baton Rouge talked about the latest protests as a large crowd continued to rally outside the Baton Rouge Police headquarters Saturday. 

For several days, people have gathered across Baton Rouge to participate in rallies and vigils to remember 37-year-old Alton Sterling, who was killed in an officer-involved shooting early Tuesday morning. 

A large crowd returned to the area around the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters Saturday afternoon, starting with a march from Cortana Mall down Airline Hwy. Police were out in riot gear as several armed Black Panthers joined in the protest. 

According to State Police, 30 arrests have been made at the protest as of 10:35 p.m. Police also confiscated seven guns. 

Officials with BRPD report that two officers were injured during the protest. No word yet on the extent of their injuries. 

Protesters first started gathered outside the convenience store on North Foster Drive, where Sterling died, since Tuesday afternoon. Organizers moved their assembly to the BRPD headquarters Friday afternoon, saying they wanted to get the police's attention.

The number of total people arrested at protests held near the BRPD headquarters has reached over 60, with 30 people arrested during the Friday protest for impeding traffic. 

Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office went out to the protest on Airline Hwy to help assist BRPD, Louisiana State Police and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. 

RELATED: Protest heats up near BRPD HQ with heavy law enforcement presence

Copyright 2016 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly