The police officers that killed Alton Sterling had previous complaints of using excessive force in the past. Therefore, these police officers should have already been removed from the department. Non-violent suspects that pose no threat to law enforcement should not be subjected to such police brutality. Excessive police force against non-threatening suspects should result in officers being terminated.
We need better police officers and need to remove the violent polices officers from the force. Police officers are supposed to be trained to protect and serve the people, all the people, not just the rich white people, and incidents like these prove that they have not been trained properly.
The police officers involved with the Alton Sterling shooting should have been removed from the force due to a history of excessive force. Having had four complaints against them should have been enough reason to look into the police officers. Furthermore, the police officers should have been administered a psychological evaluation after the first few few complaints to deem whether or not these police officers were capable of handling their jobs and had the mental fortitude to be allowed to stay in the department.
And they will have mercy. How could they have mercy if we do not. It is essential to be merciful in everything we expect to get mercy. But specially with the police, which mercifully takes care of the society and make is work and tick every day. They should be shown mercy!
The fact that police officers have complaints filed against them does not necessarily mean that it is just to remove them from the force. The complaints could come from biased sources, and they could otherwise be inaccurate. Complaints should only be used to seriously consider removing officers from the force when there is ample evidence that the officers used excessive force.