Authorities said they arrested Antonio Thomas, 17, at the scene with a handgun and a BB gun.
Surveillance video shows the suspects using a ladder to climb to the roof of the building, where they broke into the pawn shop, police said.
The other arrested suspects are Malik Bridgewater, 20, and a 13-old boy whose name has not been released. Detectives recovered three of the stolen handguns with Bridgewater. Cook also wrote that the responding officers initially deployed their Tasers when Sterling did not comply with police orders. Accomplice Trashone Coats, 23, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a stolen firearm. He said that at 12:35 a.m. on July 5, he was watching the video monitors from his security system inside his store when he saw a police vehicle pull into the parking lot. ‘Not beating the police, not police beating the people.
Monday, federal authorities raided a home in Old South Baton Rouge. Alton Sterling died during a confrontation with police, who have said Sterling was reaching for a gun when he was shot by an officer.
“This is the reason”, Dabadie said, “because we had credible threats against the lives of law enforcement in the city”.
The civil rights action was filed by the ACLU and organizations whose members have participated in and witnessed protests in Baton Rouge following Sterling’s death on July 5, the complaint stated.
Still, his father’s death hasn’t changed his opinion that “all police aren’t bad”.
“These actions have been created to intimidate protesters and deter the continued exercise of First Amendment rights”, the lawsuit states.
Imani said officers seemed to be the aggressors when she was arrested. “They need to know that we care”. The shooting was captured on cellphone video.
Demonstrators were arrested for obstruction for stepping foot on any paved surface adjacent to the road, even if they didn’t obstruct anything.
Imani emphasized that numerous officers she encountered were professional. However, she said, the ones dressed in SWAT-style gear were more confrontational. Over a three-day period, police arrested 200 protesters and were assailed for their heavy-handed tactics. Civil rights group allege that law enforcement physically and verbally abused the nonviolent protesters.
“We ask that suspect, you know who you are, please turn yourself in”, Dabadie said.
The burglary occurred early Saturday morning, hours after officers lined the streets of Baton Rouge in riot gear.
– The 15-year-old son of a black man who was shot and killed by white Louisiana police officers says his father, Alton Sterling, was “a good man”.
“Rumors have been running rampant since this all started. involving threats against the general public, threats against protesters and threats against law enforcement”. “So I think the threat speaks for itself; we can’t take anything for granted anymore”.