The suit also alleges that officers illegally seized his cellphone and did not allow him to call his family or lawyer. They managed to get most of the protestors off to the side.
The suit says Muflahi was "only a witness" and should not have been detained nor had his store equipment seized. "I gave up a lot for what I believed in", she says, "and for me [the photo's fame] was karmic payback".
When Sterling did not comply, the officers tried to physically restrain him and then "deployed" their Tasers, the affidavit states.
The affidavit indicates that homicide investigators sought the search warrant and retrieved surveillance video from the Triple S Mart a few hours after Sterling was pronounced dead.
In cellphone video, which appears to be shot from inside a nearby parked vehicle, one of two police officers outside the store can be seen tackling a man in a red shirt and wrestling him to the ground.
In Louisiana, some 2,000 people rallied peacefully Sunday outside the Capitol building, State Police Maj.
Memphis officials are asking protesters who occupied a key bridge over the Mississippi River Sunday night to attend a meeting where they can voice their concerns. She didn't resist, and the police didn't drag her off.
Similar protests have also been held in cities in the United Kingdom following the police shootings of the black men in the US. A viewing is scheduled from 8 a.m.to 10:30 a.m., with the service to follow at 11 a.m.
Carney and Mackey Funeral Home of Baton Rouge is coordinating arrangements.
Music sensation Beyonce has got involved with the protests by sharing an open letter on her website saying: "We don't need sympathy. we need everyone to respect our lives".
We now know the story of the officers who shot and killed Alton Sterling on videotape last week.
The demonstrations in Chicago in recent days have been relatively peaceful, though police scuffled with some protesters Saturday, resulting in 16 arrests. Police have arrested 200 demonstrators over a three-day period and taken to the streets in riot gear, carrying rifles and driving armored vehicles.
Attorney General Jeff Landry's statement came minutes after the district attorney in the parish were Sterling died announced that he was recusing himself from the case. Authorities have refused to discuss what occurred, citing an ongoing investigation, which is being led by the Department of Justice. "They're completely independent, from nowhere around here", he said. But any decision on whether to pursue other charges such as murder or negligent homicide or assault would generally come from the state.
"She went to Baton Rouge because she wanted to look her son in the eyes to tell him she fought for his freedom and rights", Haynes wrote in a Facebook post. Police made almost 200 arrests over the weekend in Baton Rouge.
Protesters say they were inspired to protest by cases around the country of police killing young black men.
She is among almost 200 demonstrators arrested since Friday who may yet face criminal charges, Baton Rouge police said.
A jail log from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office showed an Ieshia Evans, 35, was booked on a charge of simple obstruction of a highway and had been released from custody.
A Baton Rouge police spokesman, Sgt. Don Coppola, has said that protests have become more violent as protesters from other cities arrived in Baton Rouge.
An image of a woman calmly standing her ground as police rush her during a protest against law enforcement in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday has many already calling the photo "iconic".
Authorities made more than 160 arrests in Louisiana's capital during a long hot weekend of protests over killings by police, with only one reported injury among the ranks when an officer was hit by a projectile.
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said Friday that his department was striving to avoid a "military-style response" to the protests.