Louisiana AG Declines to Charge Officers Who Killed Alton Sterling - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 28, 2018
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry decided not to file charges against two police officers who fatally shot a man outside a convenience store in 2016, The Washington Post reports. Alton Sterling was armed when he was shot by Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, but it was unclear whether he was reaching for his gun when the officers tackled and shot him. Landry’s decision came after the Justice Department made the same move, citing insufficient evidence.