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Former LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman broke down the response of Baton Rouge police officers that ended with them killing Alton Sterling.

Fuhrman said on The Kelly File that based on "what we do know," the officers attempted to prevent the escalation of force.

He said that Sterling failed to comply with verbal commands. Officers then attempted to use a Taser, which was ineffective.

Fuhrman said that officers then "actually de-escalated the force that they could have used" by tackling and trying to grapple with Sterling.

"Now, this man has to take responsibility that he did have a gun and he conducted himself in some manner to draw attention to a citizen who called the police."

Fuhrman said that when an officer hears another officer shout "He's got a gun!" and uses deadly force, it's because he believes that the suspect has his hand on the gun, or is reaching for it.

Watch the segment above, plus Rev. Jesse Jackson's reaction to the incident below.


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