The fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 6 caused shockwaves across the US and the controversy keeps growing. Sterling was shot and killed la.
Alton Sterling will be mourned at the F.G. Clark Activity Center of Southern University in Baton Rouge on Friday.
The man who owns the convenience store where police shot Alton Sterling is taking legal action against police for allegedly removing surveillance footage from his store. Sterling was shot and killed last Tuesday by.
Col. Richie Johnson, spokesman for the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, said the agency deployed 132 officers.
After she spent the night in jail, where she was arrested by Baton Rouge police, the 28-year-old told friends she had "been through a lot" and she was desperate to "get home to my son". One suspect remains at large, the chief said. "What you saw in the [law enforcement] response is because of the very real and viable threats against law enforcement". Police have arrested 200 demonstrators over a three-day period and taken to the streets in riot gear, carrying rifles and driving armored vehicles.
The police had been called after a complaint of a black man who had threatened someone with a gun outside the store, according to the affidavit for a search warrant for the video equipment obtained Monday by media outlets. They called on the fourth suspect to turn himself in. Police believe Coats purchased the guns illegally from the suspects and was charged with illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
Skylar Barrett walks with an American flag in the middle of the street during a march through the Buckhead neighborhood against the recent police shootings of African-Americans on Monday, July 11, 2016, in Atlanta.
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jnr confirmed there were four people involved in the alleged plot, one was just 13 years old and another was on the loose. His death, captured on video by bystanders, has sparked days of protests.
Funeral arrangements have been set for Alton Sterling, the man who died during an officer-involved shooting.
"We've had a police officer with teeth knocked out of his face because of a rock". He said that if officers don't use riot gear, "you have no defense against that sort of thing".
"Look what happened in Dallas", he continued.
Police made almost 200 arrests in Louisiana's capital city during weekend protests, which are growing across the country as people express outrage over deaths at the hands of police.
Human rights group Amnesty International sent an open letter to the Baton Rouge police department Sunday, urging it to use more restraint and respect the rule of law in dealing with protesters.
"This was the reason, because we had credible threats against the lives of officers in the city", Dabadie said.
Community leaders have tried to defuse tension and keep interactions between protesters and law enforcement calm. She said that officers outside the police station said they don't have a problem as long as protesters don't cross barricades or stop traffic - but that in practice it's different.
As it stands, the investigation into Sterling's death was handed over to the FBI on July 6.