Sterling Protestors Clash With BR Police

BRPD Protest Arrests WBRZ 070617

(WBRZ News 2) New details surrounding the arrest of seven protesters outside of the Baton Rouge Police headquarters were revealed Thursday morning.

According to the affidavits of probable cause, around 1 p.m. Wednesday, protesters tried to enter police headquarters, but were met by officers at a gate. The demonstrators, who were identified as members of the New Black Panther Party in multiple police reports, were given multiple loud commands to leave the premises, but the protesters, according to the reports did not comply.

The situation escalated while officers tried to arrest the accused violators, resulting in two injuries, and multiple arrests.

Krystal Sonia, 45, Rosalyn Scott, 53, Denise Gillyard, 48, Adam Fraser, 35,Latroy Franklin, 24, Donald Williams, 42, and Michael Stanfield, 47, were all charged with entry on or remaining after forbidden. 

All seven protesters face resisting, or battery of an officer charges. 

Donald Williams, of Richmond, Texas faces an additional charge of battery on a police officer.

Photo: WBRZ

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