James Durdin, the father in-law ofÂ Officer Blane Salamoni (above),Â one of the Baton Rouge police officers involved in Alton Sterlingâ€™s deadly shooting on Wednesday has blamed black protestersÂ for trying â€œto make an agendaâ€ out of police killings.
James Durdin criticized Sterling for the shooting, alleging that the man â€œdrew a gunâ€ on the cops who pinned him to the ground and shot him, a claim that has been refuted by a key witness.
â€œIt burns my you-know-what when itâ€™s â€“ usually the black people â€“ that try to make an agenda out of this,â€ Durdin told the Daily News.
â€œWhat Iâ€™d like to see is them with no police at all, so they can know what itâ€™s like not to have themâ€¦ The majority of (cops) would never be abusive. Does anyone give a you-know-what about that? Weâ€™ll have social chaos (without cops).â€
Durdin said Officer Blane Salamoni is â€œwell-trainedâ€ and did â€œwhat heâ€™s trained to do.â€
â€œThatâ€™s what Iâ€™m told this situation is, thatâ€™s when the training kicks in,â€ he said.
He added that itâ€™s â€œa dirty shame that things like this end up in the news, â€˜cause thereâ€™s something going around the country and itâ€™s anti-police. They take advantage of every situation to promote their agendas.â€