The Disturbing Reason Alton Sterling Should Have Never Been Shot
By Jenn Jacques
An investigation into Alton Sterling’s past criminal record unveiled a disturbing reason he should never have been on that corner selling CDs in Baton Rouge, LA on July 5.
He should have still been in jail.
In a report dated May 29, 2009 the officer stated he was dispatched to the convenience store after receiving a complaint about a suspect “on the corner selling CDs” who had just pulled a gun on someone.
The officer said he spotted the suspect, later identified as Alton Sterling, carrying a crate of CDs when he arrived at the store.
The officer asked Sterling to put his hands on the hood of the patrol car and asked if Sterling had any weapons on him which Sterling did “not answer”. As the officer continued to pat him down, Sterling reached for something in his pocket.
The officer said Sterling suddenly spun around and the two began to struggle, sending both men to the ground, but was able to call for backup.
“While wrestling with this subject on the ground a black semi auto hand gun fell from this subject waist band at this time,” the report states.
An East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy arrived and the two officers were eventually …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms