Caution Tape

Utterly heartbreaking.

A new video of the moment Alton Sterling was shot by police just surfaced online, and it shows the horror of the murder in graphic, up-close detail. The footage, shot by a witness, shows a police officer reach into Sterling’s right pocket and pull out a weapon, just moments after he was shot at point-blank range.

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT

An investigation into Sterling’s death is currently underway by both local authorities in Baton Rouge, and the U.S. Department of Justice. But after seeing this video, it’s difficult to see how the cops can justify this kind of brutality.

SOURCE: The Guardian | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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