Justice Department to investigate Alton Sterling shooting

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Justice Department to Investigate Alton Sterling Shooting

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights division will open an investigation into the shooting death of Alton Sterling. Sterling was killed by police early Tuesday morning. The video of the killing has sparked outrage, and for good reason. This is exactly what Jesse Williams was talking about in his speech at the BET Awards when he said that police officers deescalate situations involving white suspects, but are quick to shoot and kill black suspects.

Last modified: July 6, 2016