On the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Alton Sterling, seven people were arrested during a protest at Baton Rouge Police Headquarters.
Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says four men and three women members of the New Black Panther Party tried to push through a barricade. He says one officer was hurt.
“One of our officers observed an object in the hand of one of the protesters, another officer was out there, had his taser and he fired his taser striking the injured officer.”
McKneely says one female protester injured her knee and received medical treatment. He says the seven individuals arrested were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
“Charged with misdemeanor charges of entry remaining after forbidden and resisting arrest.”
Authorities say a film crew was on hand to videotape over two dozen Black Panther members protesting. McKneely says they are investigating who and where these protesters are from. “I know one person in particular was from Georgia, I saw that individuals ID, so most of those individuals, I feel safe to say, were not from the Baton Rouge area.”