Obama: Americans should be troubled by police shootings

President Obama says

  • Sterling, 37, died earlier in the week after a police shooting in Baton Rouge .
  • (CNN) President Barack Obama on Thursday said “all Americans should be deeply troubled by the shootings” of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
  • The two fatal shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota were partially captured in cell phone videos that quickly went viral and sparked renewed discussions about fatal police force against African-Americans.
  • Earlier Thursday, video surfaced of a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, fatally shooting Castile , an African-American man, during a traffic stop.
  • Obama says Americans should be troubled by recent police shootings

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@CNNSitRoom: “President Obama says “all Americans should be deeply troubled” by the recent shootings”


President Barack Obama on Thursday said “all Americans should be deeply troubled by the shootings” of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. He also said whatever the outcomes of the investigations of these deaths, they are not isolated incidents.


Obama: Americans should be troubled by police shootings