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Rawlings-Blake's call 'meant a lot' to Baton Rouge mayor after police-involved shooting

Rawlings-Blake's call 'meant a lot' to Baton Rouge mayor after police-involved shooting

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden thanked Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Wednesday for her support in the wake of a police-involved shooting of a black man.

Rawlings-Blake called Holden after two Baton Rouge officers shot Alton Sterling, 37, during an altercation on Tuesday. The incident was caught on video, sparking protests and national attention.

Holden said during a nationally televised news conference Wednesday that the phone call from Rawlings-Blake stood out. He appreciated that the former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors was willing to offer help.

"That call meant a lot from the standpoint that Baltimore has been through the same thing that...

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