BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - To say the Baton Rouge Police Union blasted city officials for a recent settlement with demonstrators would be putting it lightly.
Sgt. Bryan Taylor, president of the police union, released a hotly worded statement Tuesday night and will release it to everyone else Wednesday. He said the city officials basically paid the protesters ransom money.
The statement criticizes the East Baton Rouge Metro Council and other parish officials for agreeing to pay demonstrators of Alton Sterling's death $100,000 rather than risk a trial.
The statement reads in part:
Both sides comment on signed agreement in civil suit after July demonstrations
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