New Black Panther Party is in the process of filing multi-million dollar lawsuit

New Black Panther Party is in the process of filing multi-million dollar lawsuit
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The New Black Panther Party said they want justice for protesters who still face charges after being arrested in July for protesting the death of Alton Sterling.

The group held a press conference Thursday afternoon at the Triple S Food Mart on North Foster Drive, where Sterling was killed in an officer-involved shooting on July 5.

The New Black Panther Party announced that an attorney representing them is in the process of filing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police for arrests made during Alton Sterling protests.

"There were, over that weekend, a total of 185 people arrested. The DA only dropped charges on 100 people," Krystal Muhammad with the New Black Panther Party. "Eighty-five people including members of the New Black Panther Party still have charges, false charges, malicious charges."

The group is demanding justice for everyone who they believe had their human and civil rights violated during those demonstrations.

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