BRPD prepares for potential weekend protests
Posted on 5/4/2017 12:12:00 PM.

Baton Rouge Police don’t expect any protests this weekend following the Department of Justice’s decision in the Alton Sterling case, but they’re prepared for anything. Cpl. L’Jean McKneely says they wanted to make sure they weren’t last minute in responding to any potential incidents. So BRPD made some adjustments in their work schedule.
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More details come out about shooting of Alton Sterling
Posted on 5/4/2017 11:08:00 AM.

More details are coming out about the fatal encounter between Alton Sterling and two Baton Rouge police officers on July 5. Community activist Gary Chambers met with DOJ officials following yesterday’s announcement, and he detailed the meeting to Jim Engster on Talk Louisiana. Chambers says Officer Blane Salamoni’s actions that night are disturbing.
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Lawyer for Officer Blane Salamoni optimistic no state charges will be filed in the death of Alton Sterling
Posted on 5/4/2017 11:04:00 AM.

John McLindon, the attorney for Blane Salamoni, believes Attorney General Jeff Landry will not seek state charges against his client. Salamoni is one of the officers involved in the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling and he’s been cleared of any federal civil rights charges. McLindon points to the thorough investigation already conducted by the DOJ on why he thinks Salamoni will not be charged.
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LSP to investigate if officers involved in Sterling shooting should face state charges
Posted on 5/4/2017 5:15:00 AM.

The Louisiana State Police along with a special prosecutor assigned by Attorney General Jeff Landry is now looking to see if Officers Howie Lake and Blane Salamoni violated state laws during the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling. Baton Rouge Attorney Beau Brock says it was a smart move by Landry to have LSP lead this investigation.
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Sterling family grieves over DOJ decision not to file charges
Posted on 5/4/2017 4:07:00 AM.

The family of Alton Sterling is grieving all over again, after the Department of Justice announces no federal charges will be filed against the Baton Rouge police officers involved. Sterling’s aunt Sandra Sterling is hopeful the state investigation will bring forth criminal charges against the officers.

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DOJ officially announces no federal charges in Alton Sterling's shooting
Posted on 5/3/2017 2:17:00 PM.

The U.S Department of Justice announces no federal charges against the two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling. Acting United States Attorney Corey Amundson says their extensive investigation found officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake acted in accordance with the law when they encountered Sterling on July 5th.
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Report: No charges against officers in Alton Sterling shooting
Posted on 5/2/2017 5:15:00 PM.

The Washington Post has learned the Department of Justice will not pursue charges against the Baton Rouge officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling. But there's nothing official yet from the DOJ.

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Speculation grows DOJ decision on Alton Sterling case coming soon
Posted on 4/30/2017 7:18:00 AM.

The Capitol City is anxiously awaiting a decision from the Department of Justice on whether or not civil rights charges will be handed down against the Baton Rouge police officers involved in last summer’s fatal shooting of Alton Sterling. Former Metro Council member John Delgado says he’s heard the DOJ should announce its decision by Tuesday.
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Criminal justice proposal seeks to improve police training
Posted on 4/1/2017 8:46:00 AM.

A measure in the Governor’s proposed criminal justice package for the regular session seeks to improve police training. Baton Rouge Representative Ted James authored the bill that strengthens requirements for the Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training, or POST. James says this bill requires all office to complete 400 hours of this training, with an additional 20 hours annually.
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EBR DA not anticipating results of Alton Sterling case any time soon
Posted on 2/8/2017 11:36:00 AM.

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore addressed the thought on many people’s mind: when will the results of the federal investigation into the officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling be made public? Moore says since his office recused itself early on in the case, he can’t be exactly sure but,
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