State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting in which they say a Baton Rouge cop shot and killed a man during a struggle when escorting a state child welfare case worker. Senior Trooper Bryan Lee says, despite rumors circling social media, the man who was killed was not handcuffed when he was shot.
"He was handcuffed later and administered aid by the officer on scene," said Lee.
LSP has identified the man killed as 24-year-old Calvin Toney, and sources with knowledge of the investigation say the officer was also black. Lee says case workers usually have police officers come with them when they have a reason to fear for their safety or the safety of a child. He says they are reviewing evidence gathered at the scene.
"We have body camera footage and footage from the apartment complex," said Lee.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore has already reviewed some of the body camera footage, and he said the scuffle between the man who was killed and the officer went on for many minutes. He says during the course of the investigation, the public will soon get a better idea of the situation.
"The reasons why they were there in the first place that brought this case worker there and why the though she may have needed an escort," said Moore. "We'll get a better idea of what was in the officer's mind at the time."