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Baton Rouge, mayor pro tem accused of violating 1st Amendment rights

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 9, 2017

BATON ROUGE — Three prominent Louisiana community leaders kicked out of a public city council meeting in Baton Rouge earlier this year filed a federal lawsuit against the city and Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wilson on December 4, alleging their First Amendment rights were violated.

Report says police shooting protestors held in 'unconstitutional conditions' in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison

By Melissa Busch | Aug 4, 2017

A recently released report details the prison conditions faced by those punished for protesting police over the death of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old African-American man who was held down and shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers.

Family of Alton Sterling file civil suit against City of Baton Rouge, police

By Olivia Olsen | Jul 26, 2017

The family of Alton Sterling, an African-American man who was killed in an altercation with Baton Rouge police last year, has filed a civil suit against the City of Baton Rouge.

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