Update: 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016
WAFB assistant news director Chris Slaughter was released from the East Baton Rouge jail Sunday afternoon.
Slaughter was one of at least three journalists arrested Saturday in connection with the Alton Sterling protest at Baton Rouge police headquarters. He was booked on one count of obstruction of a highway.
Update, 11:45 a.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016
A WAFB assistant news director was among three journalists arrested Saturday in connection with the Alton Sterling protest in Baton Rouge.
WAFB news director Robb Hays confirmed that Chris Slaughter was arrested Saturday. Slaughter was working as a field producer and working journalist for WAFB at the time of the arrest, Hays said.
Slaughter was arrested around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, WAFB reported. He told station management that he was arrested when he put one foot onto Airline Highway to try to get a better angle while recording the protest.
Slaughter appeared to be bumped from the sidewalk where he'd been standing -- along with a number of other television journalists -- after a line of officers in riot gear charged into the crowd. Slaughter, who was wearing a WAFB shirt and media credentials, was immediately grabbed by officers and led away. He did not appear to resist or argue.
Slaughter remained in parish prison as of noon Sunday on one charge of obstruction of a highway, WAFB reported.
Breitbart News report Lee Stranahan was also arrested Saturday and charged with obstruction of a highway, the website reported Sunday. He was arrested with a group of protesters, a family member told the website.
Ryan Kailath, a reporter with WWNO in New Orleans, was also arrested on one count of simple obstruction of a highway.
Police have arrested a journalist at the scene of Saturday night’s demonstrations outside the Baton Rouge Police headquarters on Airline Highway.
Ryan Kailath, a reporter with WWNO, a public radio station in New Orleans was arrested on one count of simple obstruction of a highway, Sgt. Don Coppola confirmed.
Kalaith, who was at the New Black Panther Party march, tweeted a video before his arrest.
Kailath was seen near lines of officers and New Black Panthers around the time a scuffle broke out.