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The Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana is currently facing public backlash after video surfaced of their officers shooting a black father-of-five named Alton Sterling.
According to the BRPD, Police responded to a call on Tuesday, not long after midnight, and were told that a black man wearing a red shirt was selling CDs and had threatened the caller with a gun. Unfortunately, the scene turned fatal when the uniformed cops made contact with Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart.
In a statement, the police explained:
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