BATON ROUGE, La. – The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (all times local):
Louisiana the attorney-general has ruled out criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, whose death fueled widespread protests.
Attorney General Jeff Landry’s announcement Tuesday comes almost 11 months after the Justice Department excluded from federal criminal prosecution in Alton Sterling July 2016 death.
Officer Blane Salamoni shot Sterling during a fight outside a supermarket where the 37-year-old black man was selling homemade Cds. Officer Howie Lake II helped to wrestle Sterling to the ground, but it’s not fire his gun.
Two cell phone videos of the shooting quickly spread on social media, leading to night protest during which nearly 200 people were arrested. The officers’ body cameras and store surveillance camera also recorded the meeting.
Lawyers say the Louisiana attorney general is set to meet with relatives of a black man who was shot to death in 2016, by a white police officer and inform them or his office will be the cost for one of the two officers involved in the fight.
Attorney General Jeff Landry’s spokesman declined to comment on the planned meeting Tuesday morning, he said only that it is an update at a press conference Tuesday on the investigation into the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling.
However, lawyers, L. Chris Stewart, and Brandon DeCuir, who represent Alton Sterling five children, say Landry is to meet in advance on Tuesday morning with family members of the fallen main.
The U.S. Department of Justice excluded from federal criminal prosecution in the event almost 11 months ago.