Written by by Hannah-Louise Jordan, CNN
A 48-year-old man has been arrested for his alleged role in a riot at a Louisiana nightclub that led to police using pepper spray on rowdy crowds.
Baton Rouge police said Timothy Greer, of Grass Lake, Michigan, threw a rock that struck an officer in the leg at about 3:20 a.m. on January 6. The officer then sprayed pepper spray at the crowd.
Police said on Friday Greer was arrested after more officers responded to the scene. Officers then observed him throwing a rock, striking an officer, and throwing a second rock at a police car. Police then used pepper spray on Greer to “quell the disturbance,” according to a news release.
In January, Baton Rouge police officers used pepper spray to control crowds that tried to break into or damage music venues during an anti-police brutality protest in the Crescent City. The protests were prompted by the acquittal of former Baton Rouge Police Officer Blane Salamoni and ex-Police Sgt. Howie Lake II for the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in 2016. The shooting death of Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was captured on video.
It was unclear from online records whether Greer has an attorney.