Local NAACP Leader Demands Accountability From Baton Rouge PD After Alton Sterling Shooting

Michael McClanahan is the president of the Baton Rouge chapter of the NAACP. Today, he spoke at a press conference in response to the shooting of Alton Sterling, which was caught on camera by a bystander.

He called for the police officers involved to be charged, but was also clear in his demands regarding what should happen to those at higher levels within the department.

He referred to the “culture of the Baton Rouge Police Department,” saying he wanted to “root out the 1% of bad police officers that go around becoming the judge, the jury, and the executioner of innocent people, period, but more specifically, innocent black lives.”

He called for the chief law enforcement officer, the mayor, to fire the chief of police.

Watch above.

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