Focus of Alton Sterling case shifts to Louisiana prosecutor

Focus of Alton Sterling case shifts to Louisiana prosecutor

Focus of Alton Sterling case shifts to Louisiana prosecutor

In response to the decision, Louisiana congressman and the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Cedric Richmond, said in a statement that he was "extremely disappointed".

(Arthur Reed via AP).

The decision not to charge the officers in Baton Rouge has angered activists who say prosecutors are too deferential toward cops and are too quick to let them off. Moments later, one of the officers sho.

Stewart said that the members of the Justice Department that they met with told them that Officer Salamoni walked up to Alton Sterling and put a gun to his head and said, "I'm going to kill you bitch".

"It's time Baton Rouge u didn't learn from the police killing", began the post, which has since been deleted along with the account.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to bring civil rights charges Wednesday against the two officers involved in the July shooting of Alton Sterling, citing a lack of evidence to charge them.

The department's decision doesn't preclude state authorities from conducting their own investigation and pursuing their own criminal charges.

Most may believe that the fatal shooting by white police offers of a black man named Alton Sterling, is an example of the stagnated state of our nation as it pertains to obvious inequities.

Landry warned that a state investigation into the actions of the officers, which was delayed to allow the federal probe to proceed, "could take a considerable amount of time".

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"There has already been a very thorough investigation where the type of work that the state police would do, had it been the principal agency investigating this matter from the outset, has already been done", the governor said.

On July 15, 2016, video showed Sterling pinned to the ground by police, face down and unable to move while one officer shot him point blank. They looked for evidence of the location of Sterling's right hand as he struggled with the officers who tried to subdue him.

According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, the athletes were told that while the university supported the athletes' right to protest, the university would not permit athletes from wearing LSU clothing during protests.

SIEGEL: Well, a big change with this decision is that it's under the new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who's expressed doubts about federal intervention in local police matters.

During his tenure in Congress, he drew attention for his strong opposition to President Barack Obama. Will US Attorney General Jeff Sessions continue to turn a blind eye to the unnecessary death of another black man?

Both deputy city marshals were charged with second-degree murder in Jeremy Mardis' death. And those are the ones they think killed him. The other officer awaits trial later this year.

The write-up also adds that bringing charges against officers in a civil rights case is incredibly hard as prosecutors must meet a high legal standard. Afterward, the two groups had press conferences at the same time, prosecutors saying that there was not enough evidence to bring federal charges against the officers and the family and its representatives saying that they are encouraged that there is enough evidence to bring a successful state prosecution.

Given the details, the officers approached Sterling as if he were armed, Amundson said, adding their priority was to secure the scene and weapon.

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