BATON ROUGE, LA -JULY 06: protesters gather in front of a mural painted on the wall of the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed, July 6, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisianna. Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, July 5, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
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An African-American police officer in the Warrensville Police Department in Ohio has spoken out after the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
In a 7-minute video streamed on Facebook Live, Nakia Jones condemned "prejudiced" and "racist" police officers for biased actions against citizens and voiced her concern about officers who she thinks have failed in their oath to protect and serve.
“If you are white and you’re working in a black community and you are racist, you need to be ashamed of yourself,” she said. “You stood up there and took an oath. If this is not where you want to work, then you need to take your behind somewhere else.”
But Jones also called out the black community for accusing all police officers of being corrupt.
"It bothers me when I hear people say, ‘Y’all police officers this, y’all police officers that. They put us in this negative category when I’m saying to myself, ‘I’m not that type of police officer.’ I know officers that are like me that would give their life for other people,” Jones said in the video.
Jones, who said she was the first black female officer in Warrensville Heights, said that in 1996 she "became a police officer to make a difference in people’s lives."
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