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State Democratic Party Responds To Shooting Of Alton Sterling

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Democratic Party today released the following statement in response to the shooting of Alton Sterling by officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department:


“We are deeply saddened, and just as deeply disturbed, by the shooting death of Alton Sterling and the events surrounding his death,” said Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “The video footage that we have all seen by now depicts an extremely troubling, horrifying incident and leaves many questions unanswered. We stand with the community in sadness and in the demand for answers.”


“We call on the Baton Rouge Police Department to address the questions raised in the video immediately, and with full transparency. And we call on our fellow Louisianans across the state to stand with the community in this moment of crisis. As a party, we ask people to pray for the family left behind, and for the community seeking answers.”