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Opelousas Police issue warning after eight charged following large disturbance

Opelousas Police.PNG
Posted at 7:55 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 08:55:21-05

The Opelousas Police Department is sending a warning after eight people were charged following a large disturbance.

OPD received a video that was posted on social media of an incident involving juveniles and adults on February 18 at the corner of Main and Madison.

Detectives were able to identify the people involved video and charge them.

A spokesman with the department released a statement concerning these types of disturbances in the city.

"The Opelousas Police Department would like to express that it will aggressively pursue charges against anyone involved in these types of disturbances, whether they are encouraging, instigating or participating. These types of disturbances often lead to more violent acts if not curtailed immediately."

The names of those involved in the disturbance were not released.

Police did not give details about what took place during the incident.