LOUISIANA: Police Swamped With Calls After Mother Of Branch Covidian Pastor Posts Their Emergency Number

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports:

People dialing the Central Police Department are reportedly having difficulties getting through after supporters of an arrested pastor have flooded the lines, according to a post from the agency.

Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran said that the mother of arrested Central pastor Tony Spell posted the agency’s phone number on her Facebook page and encouraged people to call.

Spell was arrested after accusations that he nearly hit a protester with a bus outside Life Tabernacle Church. He has also been accused of repeatedly violating Louisiana’s crowd size limitations, which were enacted due to coronavirus.