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Owner of store where Alton Sterling was killed sues police

Mother of Sterling's son: Justice will be served

Owner of store where Alton Sterling was killed sues police Holly Yan-Profile-Image By Holly Yan and Joshua Berlinger, CNN Updated 9:41 AM ET, Tue July 12, 2016
ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Now Playing Surgeon describes... Bystanders stand near pollice baracades following the shootings. See video of the Dallas shooting TOPSHOT - Bystanders stand near pollice baracades following the sniper shooting in Dallas on July 7, 2016. A fourth police officer was killed and two suspected snipers were in custody after a protest late Thursday against police brutality in Dallas, authorities said. One suspect had turned himself in and another who was in a shootout with SWAT officers was also in custody, the Dallas Police Department tweeted. / AFP / Laura Buckman (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images) Chaos in Dallas as 12 officers are shot Law enforcement officials wait outside the emergency room entrance at Baylor University Medical Center. Police: Suspect said he wanted to kill white officers A Dallas police officer, who did not want to be identified, takes a moment as she guards an intersection in the early morning after a shooting in downtown Dallas, Friday, July 8, 2016. At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night; some of the officers were killed, police said. Desperate calls from Dallas officers during ambush Video from balcony shows Dallas shooting People rally in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Black motorist Philando Castile, 32, a school cafeteria worker, was shot at close range by a Minnesota cop and seen bleeding to death in a graphic video shot by his girlfriend that went viral Thursday, the second fatal police shooting to rock America in as many days. / AFP / Laura Buckman (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images) 'It looked like an execution' dallas police officer shooting ground vo_00003228.jpg See video of Dallas shooting president obama reacts to dallas shootings from warsaw poland_00000000.jpg President Obama reacts to Dallas shootings from Warsaw dallas police shooting chief david brown negotiating with suspect sot_00001104.jpg Police: Suspect said he's going to kill more dallas police officers shot gunshots heard sot ctn_00000022.jpg Gunshots ring out in Dallas, officers killed People rally in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Black motorist Philando Castile, 32, a school cafeteria worker, was shot at close range by a Minnesota cop and seen bleeding to death in a graphic video shot by his girlfriend that went viral Thursday, the second fatal police shooting to rock America in as many days. / AFP / Laura Buckman (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images) Dallas shooting witness: People were trampled Witness describes Dallas police officer getting shot police officers shot dallas texas witness sot ctn_00010002.jpg Dallas shooting witness: I heard about 20 gunshots tx shooter witness_00000000.jpg Dallas Witness: 'Complete pandemonium' after shooting Disturbance in Dallas sends people running When can police shoot? dallas shooter parents speak micah johnson blaze ath_00003124.jpg Dallas shooter's parents speak out for first time Dallas trauma surgeon Brian Williams talks to Don Lemon about the Dallas shootings Dallas trauma surgeon: This has to stop trauma surgeon brian williams part 1 intv lemon ctn_00004418.jpgNow Playing Surgeon describes treating Dallas officer (Part 1) trauma surgeon brian williams part 2 intv lemon ctn_00052602.jpg Surgeon describes treating Dallas officer (Part 2) dallas shooting victim shetamia taylor officer yelled sot ac360_00021129.jpg Dallas survivor: Officer yelled, 'He's got a gun!' CNN's Sara Sidner shows you what a pound of C-4 on a robot arm does in light of the Dallas Police tactic against a sniper. How Dallas police used a robot bomb to stop shooter one Dallas protesters come together nccorig_00000506.jpg Opposing protesters meet in Dallas dallas police chief david brown shooter was singing sot sotu_00002401.jpg Police: Dallas shooter was singing during standoff dallas shooting victim shetamia taylor officer yelled sot ac360_00021725.jpg Shooting survivor, family talk about attack dallas police chief david brown protesters sot_00003706.jpg Police: We'll give our lives for your right to protest DALLAS, TX - July 8, 2016: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (R) looks on during a press conference at Dallas City Hall as Dallas Police Chief David Brown speaks on the fatal shootings of five police officers on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. At least one sniper killed five officers and wounded seven others in a coordinated ambush at a anti-police brutality demonstration in Dallas. The sniper was killed, and three other people are in custody, officials said. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images) Dallas police chief praises officers during shootings shootings protests in arizona police clash pepper spray_00001214.jpg Protesters and police clash in Arizona Van Jones: Cops, blacks both feel targeted Dallas protest shattered by ambush shooting Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says they believe Dallas police shooter Micah Xavier Johnson acted alone Dallas mayor confirms gunman was the lone shooter Bystanders stand near pollice baracades following the shootings. See video of the Dallas shooting TOPSHOT - Bystanders stand near pollice baracades following the sniper shooting in Dallas on July 7, 2016. A fourth police officer was killed and two suspected snipers were in custody after a protest late Thursday against police brutality in Dallas, authorities said. One suspect had turned himself in and another who was in a shootout with SWAT officers was also in custody, the Dallas Police Department tweeted. / AFP / Laura Buckman (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images) Chaos in Dallas as 12 officers are shot Law enforcement officials wait outside the emergency room entrance at Baylor University Medical Center. Police: Suspect said he wanted to kill white officers A Dallas police officer, who did not want to be identified, takes a moment as she guards an intersection in the early morning after a shooting in downtown Dallas, Friday, July 8, 2016. At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night; some of the officers were killed, police said. Desperate calls from Dallas officers during ambush Video from balcony shows Dallas shooting People rally in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Black motorist Philando Castile, 32, a school cafeteria worker, was shot at close range by a Minnesota cop and seen bleeding to death in a graphic video shot by his girlfriend that went viral Thursday, the second fatal police shooting to rock America in as many days. / AFP / Laura Buckman (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images) 'It looked like an execution' dallas police officer shooting ground vo_00003228.jpg See video of Dallas shooting president obama reacts to dallas shootings from warsaw poland_00000000.jpg President Obama reacts to Dallas shootings from Warsaw dallas police shooting chief david brown negotiating with suspect sot_00001104.jpg Police: Suspect said he's going to kill more dallas police officers shot gunshots heard sot ctn_00000022.jpg Gunshots ring out in Dallas, officers killed People rally in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Black motorist Philando Castile, 32, a school cafeteria worker, was shot at close range by a Minnesota cop and seen bleeding to death in a graphic video shot by his girlfriend that went viral Thursday, the second fatal police shooting to rock America in as many days. / AFP / Laura Buckman (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images) Dallas shooting witness: People were trampled Witness describes Dallas police officer getting shot police officers shot dallas texas witness sot ctn_00010002.jpg Dallas shooting witness: I heard about 20 gunshots tx shooter witness_00000000.jpg Dallas Witness: 'Complete pandemonium' after shooting Disturbance in Dallas sends people running When can police shoot? dallas shooter parents speak micah johnson blaze ath_00003124.jpg Dallas shooter's parents speak out for first time Dallas trauma surgeon Brian Williams talks to Don Lemon about the Dallas shootings Dallas trauma surgeon: This has to stop trauma surgeon brian williams part 1 intv lemon ctn_00004418.jpg Surgeon describes treating Dallas officer (Part 1) trauma surgeon brian williams part 2 intv lemon ctn_00052602.jpg Surgeon describes treating Dallas officer (Part 2) dallas shooting victim shetamia taylor officer yelled sot ac360_00021129.jpg Dallas survivor: Officer yelled, 'He's got a gun!' CNN's Sara Sidner shows you what a pound of C-4 on a robot arm does in light of the Dallas Police tactic against a sniper. How Dallas police used a robot bomb to stop shooter one Dallas protesters come together nccorig_00000506.jpg Opposing protesters meet in Dallas dallas police chief david brown shooter was singing sot sotu_00002401.jpg Police: Dallas shooter was singing during standoff dallas shooting victim shetamia taylor officer yelled sot ac360_00021725.jpg Shooting survivor, family talk about attack dallas police chief david brown protesters sot_00003706.jpg Police: We'll give our lives for your right to protest DALLAS, TX - July 8, 2016: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (R) looks on during a press conference at Dallas City Hall as Dallas Police Chief David Brown speaks on the fatal shootings of five police officers on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. At least one sniper killed five officers and wounded seven others in a coordinated ambush at a anti-police brutality demonstration in Dallas. The sniper was killed, and three other people are in custody, officials said. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images) Dallas police chief praises officers during shootings shootings protests in arizona police clash pepper spray_00001214.jpg Protesters and police clash in Arizona Van Jones: Cops, blacks both feel targeted Dallas protest shattered by ambush shooting Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says they believe Dallas police shooter Micah Xavier Johnson acted alone Dallas mayor confirms gunman was the lone shooter Bystanders stand near pollice baracades following the shootings. See video of the Dallas shooting Story highlights Store owner Abdullah Muflahi claims police seized his security footage without a warrant Report: Micah Johnson's mother says he wanted to be a cop, became "a hermit" after Afghanistan (CNN)Abdullah Muflahi, the owner of the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot to death, is suing the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and its police department. According to the suit, Muflahi accuses authorities of illegally taking him into custody and confiscating his entire security system without a warrant. When asked about the lawsuit by CNN, Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said police would not comment on pending litigation, as is standard procedure. Source: CNN Mother of Sterling's son: Justice will be served 02:31 The state is investigating the controversial death of Sterling, a black man who was fatally shot after he was pinned down by two Baton Rouge police officers. The U.S. Department of Justice is leading a criminal investigation, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said. The FBI and state police also will be involved, and a federal civil rights investigation will be conducted. Was Alton Sterling killing justified? Depends what officers were thinking Any consideration of state charges would come after the results of the federal investigation, East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar C. Moore said. Back-to-back police shootings ignite outrage Back-to-back police shootings ignite outrage 01:42 Moore recused himself and his office from the case on Monday, citing a possible conflict of interest. "It is my determination as district attorney that given the history of a long and close working relationship with the parents of one of the officers involved in this shooting, there would always be questions of my partiality," Moore said. He said the state attorney general could accept the case himself, appoint another district attorney or choose an independent prosecutor. The deaths of Sterling and Philando Castile -- both of whom were shot and killed by police -- touched off massive protests in the United States. During one of those protests in Dallas Thursday, Micah Xavier Johnson killed five Dallas police officers who were working during the demonstration. Explosive materials found in Dallas shooter's home Dallas Police Chief convinced gunman was planning much larger attack Dallas Police Chief convinced gunman was planning much larger attack 01:34 During his hours-long standoff with police, Johnson said he was ready to kill more cops with bombs, Dallas police Chief David Brown told CNN. "We had negotiated with him for about two hours, and he just basically lied to us -- playing games, laughing at us, singing, asking how many (police officers) did he get and that he wanted to kill some more and that there were bombs there," Brown said. A search of the gunman's home revealed he had supplies to make explosives. Brown said police found bomb-making materials and a journal that suggested Johnson had been practicing detonations and appeared ready to take aim at larger targets. It was enough, Brown said, to have "devastating effects on our city." How police used a robot bomb to stop shooter How police used a robot bomb to stop shooter 02:36 But other law enforcement sources said Johnson had a "small quantity" of the binary explosive components of Tannerite. Tannerite is a name-brand explosive generally used for long-range rifle target practice, when the shooter needs visual confirmation that a distant target has been hit. Other materials that could have been used for bomb-making were also discovered, but none of the material was assembled, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said. Bookstore owner: I remember Dallas shooter's face Bookstore owner: I remember Dallas shooter's face 01:50 Among the legal materials found, the source said, was a can of acetone, two canning jars of black powder (often used for reloading ammunition), some hobby fuse and 3 feet of PVC pipe. "He was possibly planning other explosives, but there was a heavy lean toward Tannerite and exploding targets," a federal law enforcement official explained. Investigators have learned that Johnson liked to "explode targets" by shooting at them, the official said. Law enforcement officials say the FBI began looking into Tannerite several years ago when it became apparent domestic terrorists were interested in using it for sinister purposes. But Tannerite is difficult to turn into a weapon and more difficult than other explosives to detonate, the sources said. Johnson 'liked' a group that called for violence against police Black hate groups and online radicalization Black hate groups and online radicalization 03:42 A day before Johnson opened fire on police, the African American Defense League called for action after Sterling's death. "The Pig has shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!" the group's Facebook post said. "You and I know what we must do and I don't mean marching, making a lot of noise, or attending conventions. We must "Rally The Troops!" It is time to visit Louisiana and hold a barbeque. The highlight of our occasion will be to sprinkle Pigs Blood!" The group also issued and then quickly deleted another post Thursday, "calling on the gangs across the nation! Attack everything in blue..." Family of slain Dallas officer speaks Family of slain Dallas officer speaks 02:20 Johnson "liked" the group's page. He also had visited the websites of the Nation of Islam and the Black Riders Liberation Party -- which the Southern Poverty Law Center considers to be hate groups. Tom Fuentes, a former associate director with the FBI, said the messages and the groups behind them should be treated the same way the federal government investigates ISIS. "It's no different than the ISIS propaganda that goes out," Fuentes said. "And the question for law enforcement is, where do you draw the line between free speech and something else? If a message is espousing someone to take action, even if they inspire one guy to strike out, isn't that enough?" Hundreds of statements, mountains of footage Dallas gunman wrote 'RB' in his own blood Dallas gunman wrote 'RB' in his own blood 01:02 Dallas detectives are reviewing more than 300 statements from witnesses and officers from the scene, Brown said. Police have 170 hours of body camera footage to download and analyze, the chief said. But many questions remain, including the meaning of the letters "RB." The killer wrote those letters twice on a wall -- using his own blood -- before he was killed by a police bomb, Brown said. Johnson was wearing a bulletproof vest and had three weapons on his body, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said. Those weapons included a Glock 19 Gen4 pistol, a Fraser .25-caliber handgun and an Izhmash Saiga 5.45-caliber semiautomatic, assault-style rifle. A second law enforcement official said it appears all the weapons were purchased legally, and that some were bought online. Gunman's parents: He wanted to be a police officer Barack Obama reacts to wave of police shootings Barack Obama reacts to wave of police shootings 16:07 The killings of five officers came as a horrific shock to Johnson's parents -- especially because the Army veteran had wanted to be an officer when he was younger, his mother said. "He loved his country," Delphine Johnson said in an interview with The Blaze. "He wanted to protect his country." Police: We'll give our lives for your right to protest Police: We'll give our lives for your right to protest 01:03 But his demeanor and attitude changed drastically after his six-year military service, which included seven months in Afghanistan, Johnson's mother told The Blaze. She said he morphed from a gregarious extrovert to a "hermit." The gunman's father, James Johnson, said his son started delving into black history after he was honorably discharged last year. But he said he had no clue what his son would do. "I don't know what to say to anybody to make anything better. I didn't see it coming," James Johnson told The Blaze. "I love my son with all my heart. I hate what he did." Answers wanted in Philando Castile's death Teacher: Philando Castile was a role model for kids Teacher: Philando Castile was a role model for kids 02:05 In Minnesota, relatives of Philando Castile are trying to understand why an officer killed the school nutrition services supervisor during a traffic stop. Castile's fiancée broadcast the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live. "He let the officer know that he had a firearm and he was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm," Diamond Reynolds said in her Facebook broadcast. "... You shot four bullets into him, sir. He was just getting his license and registration, sir." St. Anthony police don't have body cameras, office manager Kim Brazil said. The investigation is ongoing. "We will release the information as we learn it," Sgt. Jon Mangseth said, "and we will address concerns as we are faced with them." Tom Kelly, a lawyer for Jeronimo Yanez -- the officer involved in the fatal shooting -- told CNN that Castile matched the description of a suspect involved in an armed robbery. "The driver of the vehicle largely matched the description of an armed robbery incident that happened in the vicinity of this stop, several days prior to this stop which aroused in Officer Yanez a reasonable suspicion to take further investigative steps leading to the stop of the vehicle," Kelly said. CNN's Drew Griffin, David Fitzpatrick, Curt Devine, Jake Tapper, Scott Glover, Ed Lavandera, Dave Alsup, Nick Valencia, Linh Tran, Catherine E. Shoichet, Mary Kay Mallonee and Pamela Brown contributed to this report.

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