Police say Kenneth Gleason, a white 23-year-old, ‘has not been cleared’ after shootings of two black men officers say may have been racially motivated

A 23-year-old white man whom police called a “person of interest” in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges over the weekend.

Sgt Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police department spokesman, said on Monday that Kenneth Gleason “has not been cleared” and remains a “person of interest” in the shootings. A homicide detective’s report described Gleason as a “suspect” in the case.

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