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The Aftermath of Alton Sterling’s Death (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: 2016-07-15

Duration: 00:23:52

Subjects: Sterling, Alton, d. 2016 | Police shootings | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Southern University and A & M College | Obama, Barack | Law Enforcement | EDMONSON, MIKE | Together Baton Rouge


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Reporter
  • Allen, Gary Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Sterling, Cameron Speaker
  • Jackson, Jesse Speaker
  • Muflahi, Abdullah Speaker
  • Haley, Ronald Interviewee
  • Franklin, Gwen Queen Interviewee
  • Smith, John Interviewee
  • Stolte, Amanda Interviewee
  • Obama, Barack Speaker
  • Edmonson, Mike Interviewee
  • Snyder, Patti Speaker
  • Connelly, Joe Speaker
  • Morrison, Jonathan Speaker
  • Nelson, J. Herbert Speaker


This special episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 15, 2016, features Charlie Whinham’s special report on the aftermath of the shooting death of Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge police officers. It includes: Cameron Sterling, the son of Alton Sterling, asking people to protest peacefully; highlights from Alton Sterling’s funeral on the Southern University campus, including speeches by his nephew, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Abdullah Muflahi, the owner of the Triple S Food Mart; Kelly Spires’ interviews with Baton Rouge residents on their reactions to Sterling’s death and the subsequent protests; President Barack Obama speaking at a meeting in Washington, D.C. with state and national leaders on community policing (Governor John Bel Edwards and Colonel Mike Edmonson attended the meeting); Whinham’s on-set interview with Colonel Mike Edmonson, the Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, following his meeting with President Obama; and highlights from a meeting held by Together Baton Rouge, including speeches by Reverend Patti Snyder, Reverend Joe Connelly, Reverend Jonathon Morrison of Cedar Crest Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas, and Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson of the Stated Clerk Presbyterian Church USA.