Baton Rouge police arrest 3 in alleged plot to harm officers

Roughly one week has passed since Alton Sterling became the 114th known black man to be fatally shot by police in 2016. Sterling was shot and killed last...

The shooting, which was recorded on cellphone video, set off days of protests in Baton Rouge, where demonstrators have been met by hundreds of heavily armed and shielded police and sheriff's deputies.

The Black Lives Matter movement started in 2012 after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. "I think it shows everything".

Firearms stolen from a pawn shop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been linked to police threats, officials have said. He said the suspect didn't give any details about when or where a possible plot would be carried out.

Gautreaux said local police departments have been questioned repeatedly since Saturday about the show of force by police departments during the protests, but they were unable to explain because of the ongoing investigation.

"We ask that suspect, you know who you are, please turn yourself in", Dabadie said. She was one of 102 protesters reportedly arrested and charged with obstructing a highway that day. Eight handguns and one airsoft BB gun were stolen.

17-year-old Antonio Thomas, 23-year-old Trashone Coats, 20-year-old Malik Bridgewater and a 13-year-old male have been arrested in connection to the burglary. It was not immediately clear whether the fourth suspect not in prison was on the run. He was booked with simple burglary and theft of a firearm. He says he was then taken to Louisiana State Police headquarters, where he was held for another two hours.

Sterling's killing set off a week of tensions, protests and sometimes violence across the country, culminating in the killings of 5 police officers in Dallas by a man claiming a hatred of white officers.

Police have not released the names of the suspects or the charges they are facing.

"Their goal and objective was to get bullets", Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie said. Sterling was shot and killed last Tuesday by Baton Rouge police while...

The U.S. Department of Justice is now leading a criminal investigation into Sterling's death, according to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

Police also took his cell phone and kept him detained for over four hours, the store owner says in the lawsuit. Amnesty International has questioned the high number of arrests. The officers allegedly so they took force with Sterling because he allegedly reached for a gun.

The group also announced an effort to create teams to help organize protests, look into the investigation and foster police reform. Investigators do not have an identity for the fourth suspect, he said.

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