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Man Who Posted Alton Sterling Video Says He was Targeted by Cops

Alton Sterling (L) and Chris LeDay
Alton Sterling shooting and Chris LeDay

*Chris LeDay, one of the first people to post the video of Alton Sterling being killed by police in Baton Rouge, said he found himself the next day surrounded by police, with guns pointed at him, claiming he “fit the description” of a suspect.

The 34-year-old was handcuffed, shackled and arrested after arriving at his job at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., more than 500 miles from where Sterling was killed one day earlier. LeDay works on the base as an aerospace ground equipment technician, according to the website PhotograhyIsNotACrime.com.

“I just made it to my job on base and I’m being detained,” he wrote on Facebook July 6. “They said I fit the description of someone and won’t tell me anything else. If anything happens I did not resist! Please be aware!”

LeDay was eventually told by police that he “fit the description” of a man wanted for assault and battery in Dunwoody, Ga. Later, he said, police changed their story and told him he was being arrested for failing to pay outstanding traffic tickets.

“They totally overlook the fact that I was arrested for ‘fitting the description’ and ‘you have an assault and battery charge in Dunwoody, GA’ which by the way I HAVE NEVER COMMITTED OR EVEN HEARD OF ….. and go straight to ‘well you shoulda paid those traffic tickets’ really?” he wrote. “Lmao really? Lol wow!!! Yeah traffic tickets will get you 25 to Life I guess.”

The day after he was detained, he thanked everyone for their support and offered words of wisdom:

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