"The Justice Department will collect all available facts and evidence and conduct a fair, thorough and impartial investigation. As this is an ongoing investigation we are not able to comment further at this time."
Governor Edwards, a Democrat, addressed the matter from his residence, also in the state's capitol of Baton Rouge.
Violence and destruction of property is not an answer to anything we face today. I have full confidence this matter will be investigated thoroughly, impartially and professionally, and I will demand that that's the way it's conducted, and I know the people of Louisiana will join me in doing so.