Civil rights activists want justice for alleged beating - KLFY News 10

Civil rights activists want justice for alleged beating

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An alleged riot during last weekend's Sugarcane Festival is still stirring up controversy. One week ago, video surfaced of Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputies becoming physical with several residents off Hopkins Street. Three people were arrested following the incident.

Monday morning, residents and civil rights activists from around the state gathered to voice their concerns over the alleged riot. Video footage shows a woman body slammed by an Iberia Parish Deputy and a handcuffed man smacked with a nightstick.

Reverend Raymond Brown, a civil rights activist from New Orleans lead Monday's gathering.

"(It was) to call for an investigation into last weekend's beating of innocent civilians on the street," said Brown.

IPSO is currently investigating the incident. And in the meantime, the deputy shown in the video was placed on administrative leave. But Brown says he wants the Department of Justice to investigate further.

"This was not professional," said Brown. "And we demand justice."

And that's a sentiment shared by Aundrea Moore, the mother of Ladaedrea Moore, the 17-year-old shown in the video, and who was later arrested.

"(To have) a male police officer to handle her like that, no, I am not happy with that. I want justice to be served," said Moore.

So what is justice? Between attendees like Brown, NAACP, and the Black Panthers, it depends who you ask. For Moore, it means termination for the deputies involved.

"I'm not here to try and get money or to cause chaos or confusion for no one," said Moore. "(I mean) absolutely no one, except for the officers that put their hands on my daughter."

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