Alton Sterling was laid to rest Friday and it seems as though the world is mourning his death. Yet no one could be taking it harder than his family.
In an effort to gauge how his family plans to move forward, NewsOne Now host Roland Spoke with with Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Sterling’s 15-year-old son Cameron and their family attorney, Chris Stewart, about the 37-year-old African-American man who was shot and killed during a struggle with two Baton Rouge police officers a couple of weeks ago.
She went on to share that she thought the police shootings in Baton Rouge were “horrible,” says NewsOne Now, adding that she is encouraging her son to “Stay strong through it all.”
When asked if there were any updates in the investigation of Sterling’s death, Stewart said that they “don’t expect to hear anything probably for a while with this recent tragedy.”
He added, “I don’t think that people see the repercussions and harm they do to families and victims that they allegedly voice concern over by taking actions like what happened over in Baton Rouge, because this is detrimentally going to affect the case.”
Watch Roland Martin discuss the ongoing investigation of Alton Sterling with Quinyetta McMillon and Chris Stewart here.