Three Journalists Arrested in Baton Rouge

Rochester Police weren't the only ones arresting Journalists, the Baton Rouge Police also clamped the cuffs on news people trying to do their jobs. 

Three journalists were among more than 100 people arrested Saturday at the scene of Baton Rouge protests related to the police shooting of Alton Sterling.

WAFB Assistant News Director Chris Slaughter (pictured) was among the journalists arrested. Slaughter, who was working as a field producer at the scene of protests outside of Baton Rouge police headquarters, was shooting a Facebook Live segment at the time of his arrest around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a WAFB shirt and media credentials. 

Also arrested were Breitbart News Reporter Lee Stranahan and WWNO Reporter Ryan Kailath were also arrested Saturday and charged with obstruction of a highway.

Slaughter was booked into parish prison where he remained as of noon Sunday on a charge of obstruction of a highway.

WAFB News Director Robb Hays said Slaughter was sent to the scene to assist reporter Kiran Chawla and photographer Rick Portier as they covered the protests.

“Chris Slaughter is a dedicated journalist who has worked tirelessly to report on this historic event,” said Hays.

The police need to do their job and let the news crews do theirs. Arresting Reporters has got to stop.