STATEMENT ON ALTON STERLING SHOOTING
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2016
Contact: Alain Robert
212-926-8000 ext 115
NEW YORK URBAN LEAGUE STATEMENT ON ALTON STERLING SHOOTING:
New York, NY— The New York Urban League is sadden to hear of the terrible tragedy that has befallen the Baton Rouge community. Last night in an altercation with police- Alton Sterling tragically was shot multiple times in the chest by law enforcement.
While we await details on this case, our resolve to fight for justice, a better trained police force, and improved race relations grows stronger each day. As this struggle continues, we can only offer our heartfelt condolences to the Sterling family and the residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We will vigilantly monitor the investigation that the U.S. department of Justice will conduct over the next coming months.