While the investigation has been turned over to Louisiana State Police, the Baton Rouge Police Department issued a statement late Wednesday.
"We feel confident that the state police will investigate this incident fully as per our Memorandum Of Understanding. However, in the midst of the investigation, we feel we should acknowledge the tragedy in which a child lost his life as a result of the suspects actions. Our heart goes out to the family at this difficult time," Dabadie released in a statement.
Dabadie said he is confident in the job State Police will do reviewing the case going forward.
Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's office released the following statement late Wednesday night:
"This series of events that took place earlier this evening are currently being investigated by the Louisiana State Police. Unfortunately, a child tragically lost his life. I ask that the community join me in surrounding the family with prayers tonight."
No police officers were injured in the altercation.
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