Officials from Gov. John Bel Edwards to the local police and elected officials vowed a complete and transparent investigation and appealed to the city — after a numbing series of high-profile, racially charged incidents elsewhere — to remain calm. Edwards said in announcing the federal takeover of the case. The video is disturbing, to say the least.
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Denise Marcelle, a state representative who recently announced that she would run for mayor, made impassioned pleas that the crowd remain calm.
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Marcelle said. Sandra Sterling, an aunt who said she had raised Mr.
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Cole, a city councilman, had some of the harshest words for the two police officers. Both were placed on administrative leave. A call to a phone number for Mr. Salamoni was answered by a man who said he was not the officer, but who would not identify himself.
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There are multiple videos that may show the conflict with Mr. Sterling, in addition to the one recorded by a bystander that has been made public, said Lt.Girls Looking For Local Sex
Jonny Dunnam, a police spokesman, at a news conference. Jordan, the family lawyer, called on the police to release the videos, but Lieutenant Dunnam said that for now, the department was providing them only to the federal authorities.
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On Tuesday, a person called the police to report that a black man in a red shirt selling music CDs outside the Triple S Food Mart had threatened him with a gun, the Police Department said. Two officers confronted Mr. Sterling about Sterling had a long criminal history, including convictions for battery and illegal possession of a gun, but it is New yorker looking 4 good Baton rouge male clear whether the officers knew any of that as they tried to arrest him.
The graphic cellphone video shot by a bystander, which was released later in the day, shows an officer pushing Mr. Sterling onto the hood of the car and then tackling him to the ground. He is held to the pavement by two officers, and one appears to hold a gun above Mr. After some shouting, what sound like gunshots can be heard and the camera shifts away, and then there are more apparent gunshots.
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Witnesses have said they saw a handgun on the ground next to him. Jordan, the lawyer, said Mr. Arthur Reed, the founder of Stop the Killing, the group that released the cellphone video, said he saw a gun only after Mr. Sterling had been fatally shot.
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The group, a mentoring program for youths, had heard reports on a police scanner about an arrest at the store, and showed up to gather video for potential use in a documentary about urban violence.
Reed said the group decided to release its video after he heard that the police had accused Mr.
Sterling of reaching for a gun. Reed said. Sterling had died at the scene from gunshot wounds to the chest and back. Lieutenant Dunnam declined to say whether both officers fired their guns, or if either of them used an electric stun device on Mr.
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