BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The 37-year-old man killed by Baton Rouge police was a good-humored person nicknamed “Big Boy” who was orphaned young, loved children and earned a living selling CDs of music downloaded from the internet, said family and friends who knew him.
“I’m heartbroken. It’s outrageous”.
The media outlet said the store owner, Abdul Muflahi, provided the new video and reported it does not appear to support the claim that Sterling’s supposed gun represented an active threat to the officers.
The group’s most recent video has reverberated far beyond Louisiana’s capitol city, capturing a police shooting that killed a black man outside a convenience store early Tuesday. “Like you, there is a lot that we do not understand, and at this point, like you, I am demanding answers”, Dabadie said. Police stayed on the fringes of the crowd.
Overnight, about 200 protesters gathered outside the store chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “Black lives matter”.
“I have very serious concerns”, Edwards told a news conference in Baton Rouge. He expressed hope that once the community sees that the shooting is “going to be investigated impartially, professionally and thoroughly” by the Justice Department, “the tensions will ease”.
Police said the cameras and other evidence – dashcam and shop CCTV – had been handed to the US Justice Department, which has started a civil rights investigation into the incident. Sterling was armed, the chief said, when officers arrived and confronted him.
A second, more graphic video, posted by the Daily Beast late Wednesday afternoon, appears to be taken from right over the shoulders of a cop who had Sterling pinned.
The camera jerks away as shots are fired, but quickly pans back to Sterling’s motionless body as he bleeds from a the gaping chest wound, with both hands open.
“No 45-second video changes this fact: black men are not automatically criminals and police officers are not automatically dirty.”
“What I’m calling for today is that the chief law enforcement officer to fire the police chief”, Michael McClanahan said.
Larry Sterling said every time he would see Alton he was smiling. Once he’s down, the officer begins to assist the second officer in restraining Sterling. The incident involved a suspect who crashed his vehicle while trying to elude officers.
Others tried to keep the mood positive and focused on Sterling, a father of five known as the “CD man” who sold tunes and DVDs outside the convenience store where he was shot.
Knight was a convicted sex offender, according to The Advocate.
“As we await a full accounting of the shooting, questions abound: Why did the officer shoot-multiple times-when Mr. Sterling was already being subdued?”
Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Sterling’s teenage son, trembled as she read a statement outside City Hall. “He was killed unjustly and without regard for the lives he helped raise”, said Cameron’s mother, who did not give her name.
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