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    US Justice Department To Investigate Baton Rouge Police Shooting

    “They didn’t have to shoot him,” said Abdul Muflahi, who owns the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the site of Tuesday’s police shooting of Alton Sterling. Following street protests and calls for action, the Department of Justice will lead an investigation into the 37-year-old Black man’s killing. The Department conducted similar months-long investigations after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, whose shootings by police triggered massive protests in Ferguson, Missouri and New York. Baton Rouge’s police chief says both officers’ body cameras fell off during the incident, and both are on administrative leave. 

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