Man Who Shared Alton Sterling Video Arrested
The Atlanta-based man responsible for circulating a video showing 37-year-old Alton Sterling being shot and killed by two white police officers was arrested last week.
Christopher LeDay also says his job isn’t allowing him to return to work. The man claims this is retaliation for posting the video on social media.
WSB-TV reports that LeDay was arrested just 24 hours after posting a video of Alton Sterling’s murder at his place of employment. He was told he was going to jail for assault and battery charges.
“There aren’t any charges, he never had a warrant for assault,” LeDay’s attorney Tiffany Simmons said. “My client has never had any criminal history.”
Both LeDay and Simmons say the criminal charges never existed. LeDay says he tried to go back to work at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marrietta, but officials told him he still had security clearance issues.
“They never showed a warrant for an assault to my client, in fact my client was held in DeKalb County Jail for at least 26 hours and they never produced a warrant,” Simmons said.
WSB-TV‘s Tyisha Fernandes reached out to base officials, but they had no comment.
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Photo: Christopher LeDay, Facebook