No State Charges Filed In Alton Sterling Shooting Death

REPORT Federal officials close investigation into death of Alton Sterling

Only a handful of people were at the Triple S Food Mart less than two hours after Attorney General Jeff Landry on Tuesday announced his decision in the investigation of Alton Sterling's death.

Following the conclusion of the state's two-year investigation into the death of Alton Sterling, Louisiana Attorney General, Jeff Landry announced that both Blane Salamoni and Howard Lake would not receive any criminal charges for shooting Alton Sterling.

In May 2017, federal prosecutors said they would not charge the two police officers in Sterling's fatal shooting, which prompted his family members to call for a state investigation.

Residents gathered outside the Baton Rouge convenience store where a white police officer shot and killed a black man in 2016 weren't surprised to learn that Louisiana's attorney general ruled out criminal charges against the two officers involved in the deadly struggle. Landry explained that Sterling had repeatedly resisted arrest and was later revealed to be in possession of a loaded firearm, and that the two officers had steadily escalated their non-lethal attempts to gain control over his hands. Apparently, it was enough that Sterling failed to comply with the officer's orders, even though there was no visible proof that Sterling even reached for a gun in the first place. "This is white America", Sterling's aunt Veda Washington-Abusaleh said, as she left the meeting, according to CNN. "Sterling was under the influence, and that contributed to his noncompliance", Landry said. The shooting sparked protests in the state capital days later.

"The Louisiana Department of Justice can not proceed with a prosecution of either Officer Lake or Officer Salamoni". The shooting was caught on video by several bystanders. Police pinned Sterling to the ground, then shot him multiple times. He also criticized the decision to put Sterling's criminal history into the report, which he said had nothing to do with the case.

Officer Salamoni was the only officer to fire his weapon, killing Sterling.

It was also captured on body camera and convenience store surveillance.

The officers were responding to a report that Sterling was selling CDs and that he allegedly threatened a man with a gun.

Video footage shows Salamoni and Lake struggling to subdue him, while screaming that "he's got a gun". Critics expressed frustration at another police-involved shooting in which a Black man was executed without so much as a trial, calling it just another example of rampant police brutality in the United States.

The heated and tragic atmosphere in Baton Rouge continued after the shooting, with three officers gunned down in an ambush less than two weeks later. "We owe this final review to the Baton Rouge community and the Sterling family". Their suit alleges the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by the Baton Rouge police.

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