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Cops ‘stole’ surveillance footage of Alton Sterling shooting: report

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Police in Baton Rouge stole surveillance footage showing the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, the Daily Beast reported on Thursday.

Abduallah Muflahi, who owns the convenience store where Sterling was killed on Tuesday night, told the Beast that police took the video after taking him to the station.

The allegation comes as Muflahi provided video to the Beast showing that Sterling was not holding a gun at the time of his death. Instead, the footage captures Sterling being shot repeatedly after being pinned to the ground.

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Muflahi also said that Sterling was not the person allegedly threatening customers at his store with a firearm, which prompted the 911 call that led Officers Howie Lake and Blane Salamoni to the scene, where they encountered Sterling.

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The shooting has sparked another round of anger against police for using excessive force against communities of color.

The Beast posted the video on Wednesday. Note: it is extremely graphic.

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