AG Jeff Sessions receives award in New Orleans, five protesters arrested
NEW ORLEANS - Five people have been arrested in the midst of a protest while Attorney General Jeff Sessions received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office says five protesters were arrested outside of the National Sheriff's Association Convention. However, details were not immediately available on the circumstances surrounding the arrests.
NOPD says one protester was struck by a vehicle, but refused medical treatment. The driver of the vehicle will not be charged, according to police.
A report from WWL-TV says Sessions took the opportunity during his speech to show his support for law enforcement.
He then addressed the controversy at the US-Mexico border where families are being separated by authorities as they illegally enter the country.
"We do not want to separate children from their parents, we do not want parents to bring their children in illegally," he said. "We cannot and will not encourage people to bring their children or other children to the country unlawfully by giving them immunity."