Officer struck during Festival of Lights was hit by police unit
BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a police officer that was struck during the Festival of Lights Friday night.
The incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. on North Boulevard near N. 11th Street.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the officer was crossing N. 11th street on foot while working the Festival of Lights holiday event downtown. She was then struck by a BRPD police unit traveling at a low speed.
A spokesperson with BRPD says the officer's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
The incident remains under investigation.
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