BRPD investigating alleged vandalism at African American museum founded by Sadie Roberts-Joseph

BRPD investigating alleged vandalism at African American museum founded by Sadie Roberts-Joseph
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum. The museum was founded by community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph in 2001. The museum has been closed since Roberts-Joesph was found dead on July 12. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police confirm to WAFB that officers are investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African American Museum.

The museum was founded by local community activist, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, in 2001.

Roberts-Joseph was found dead in the trunk of a car on July 12. The museum has been closed since her death.

FILE PHOTO - Sadie Roberts-Joseph founded the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum in 2001. Baton Rouge police began investigating reports of vandalism at the museum on Aug. 12, 2019, one month after Roberts-Joseph was found dead in the trunk of a car.
FILE PHOTO - Sadie Roberts-Joseph founded the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum in 2001. Baton Rouge police began investigating reports of vandalism at the museum on Aug. 12, 2019, one month after Roberts-Joseph was found dead in the trunk of a car.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum. The museum was founded by community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph in 2001. The museum has been closed since Roberts-Joesph was found dead on July 12.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum. The museum was founded by community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph in 2001. The museum has been closed since Roberts-Joesph was found dead on July 12. (Source: WAFB)
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum. The museum was founded by community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph in 2001. The museum has been closed since Roberts-Joesph was found dead on July 12.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum. The museum was founded by community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph in 2001. The museum has been closed since Roberts-Joesph was found dead on July 12. (Source: WAFB)
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum. The museum was founded by community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph in 2001. The museum has been closed since Roberts-Joesph was found dead on July 12.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum. The museum was founded by community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph in 2001. The museum has been closed since Roberts-Joesph was found dead on July 12. (Source: WAFB)

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Police spokesperson, Don Coppola, declined to comment on the extend of damage to the museum, but said he was working to get more information.

This is a developing news story. WAFB will update this story when more information is available.

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