Alton Sterling Shooting by Baton Rouge Police Sparks Outrage, DOJ to Investigate

Graphic cellphone video, recorded by a witness and by the store’s owner, appears to show Alton Sterling, 37, being tackled and shot as two cops pin him to the ground before he is killed. Authorities said he was armed.

His death sparked protests against police brutality in Baton Rouge, and family members and the local NAACP branch called for an independent outside review of the police department.” Image: Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling. WVLA-TV
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