The shooting of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge Cops sparked protests & celebrity reaction after a graphic video circulated on social media. Federal authorities are investigating, and the president of the NAACP’s local branch is calling for the resignation of the police chief and mayor.
Body cameras worn by the two officers involved fell off during the altercation, but there is footage from a dashboard camera, a surveillance camera and eye-witness accounts of the deadly shooting. The two officers have been placed on administrative leave as of Tuesday evening.
Celebrities are taking to social media to express disbelief and outrage over the tragic death of Alton Sterling.