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07/21/2016 09:55 pm ET Updated Jul 22, 2017

Mother Of Baton Rouge Police Shooter Speaks For The First Time: 'My Son Had PTSD Which Went Untreated'

Tavis Smiley

Corine Woodley, mother of the Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Eugene Long, in an EXCLUSIVE conversation shares revealing details unknown until now about her troubled son. Namely, that he was diagnosed with PTSD, which the Veterans Affairs department was aware of but refused to treat after his service to the nation in Iraq. Additionally, she shares the pain she feels for the families of the police murdered by her son.

The full conversation with Corine Woodley can be seen on Tavis Smiley on PBS Thursday and Friday night.

Watch a preview in the clips below:

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check our website for your local TV listings: www.pbs.org/tavis.