Ohio police officer's reaction to Alton Sterling's shooting death goes viral

Posted at 10:41 AM, Jul 07, 2016

"How dare you stand next to me in the same uniform and murder somebody. How dare you..."

A Cleveland-area police officer's reaction to the fatal police-involved shooting in Louisiana is going viral. 

The 7-minute video already has more than 120,000 shares and more than two million views. 

Nakia Jones says she became an East Cleveland police officer in 1996 to make a difference.

The Warrensville Heights Police Department confirms she is currently an officer on its force.

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In the video, Jones says she was hurt and outraged after seeing what happened in Louisiana and the backlash against all police. 

She calls on officers who may be racist to take off their uniforms and pleads for people — especially young African Americans — to put down their guns.

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"I am my brother and my sister's keeper," she says in the video. "That is why I'm going to keep this uniform on. Because today I wanted to quit when I saw that video. But I need to support the ones of us who are right."

The Warrensville Heights Police Department for comment has not yet responded to a request for comment.