Obama reassures Alton Sterling's son
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US police shootings: Obama reassures Alton Sterling's son

The 15-year-old son of Alton Sterling - the Baton Rouge man killed by police - has appealed to President Barack Obama to help heal the racial divide, during a town hall meeting on race and policing.

"I don’t know anybody who wants to see the kinds of deaths that we’ve seen over the past week," Mr Obama told Cameron Sterling.

"In communities all across the country, there is real concern about making sure that interactions between police and community don’t result in death, and nobody wishes that more than police officers themselves.

"Because when you talk to those police officers who have, whether justified or not, whatever the findings have ended up killing somebody. It shatters them too."

  • 15 Jul 2016
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