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Shooting Death of Alton Sterling (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-07-08

Duration: 00:05:40

Subjects: Sterling, Alton, d. 2016 | Police shootings | Baton Rouge Police Department | POLICE BRUTALITY | Journalism


  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Moore, Hillar Speaker
  • Ahmose, Okoye Interviewee
  • Jordan, Edmond Interviewee
  • Dabadie, Carl Speaker


This segment from the July 8, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the shooting death of Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge police officers and the media’s difficulty in covering such events. This report includes: highlights from a vigil held at the Triple S Food Mart, the site of Sterling’s death; East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III speaking at a press conference; an interview with Dr. Okoye Ahmose, a mass communications professor at Southern University; an interview with State Representative Edmond Jordan, an attorney for the Sterling family; and Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie speaking about the shooting at a press conference. Please note that this report includes graphic footage from two cell phone videos of the shooting.