Law enforcement finalizing plans for Sterling funeral security
BATON ROUGE - State Police and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office expect to have security plans finalized for Alton Sterling's funeral sometime Thursday.
Law enforcement told News 2's Brett Buffington between 3,000 and 5,000 people are expected at the event at Southern University's F.G. Clark Activity Center.
State Police and EBRSO are working in conjunction to make sure the service is safe for those who attend, but wouldn't tell News 2 how much the extra security would cost or who is paying the bill.
Gary Chambers, who is the spokesperson for the Sterling family, told News 2 the money to cover the cost of renting the facility at Southern is being donated, and some media will be allowed so those that can't make it to the service will be able to join in.
Rev. Al Sharpton will be in attendance at the funeral as will U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond.
A viewing begins at the F.G. Clark Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. The funeral follows at 11 a.m.
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