Attorney General Jeff Landry Blames Gov. Edwards for Lack of Executions
Posted on 7/18/2018 6:39:00 PM.

In a letter from Attorney General Jeff Landry to Governor John Bel Edwards, Landry blamed the governor for the lack of executions in the state since 2010, saying victims’ families suffer in legal limbo while waiting for justice to be carried out. Edwards responded during the “Ask the Governor” radio program.

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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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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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State leaders prepare for decision in Alton Sterling case next year
Posted on 12/28/2016 11:27:00 AM.

Louisianans have a lot to look forward to in 2017, including more federal funding for flood recovery and hopefully a resolution to the state’s massive budget shortfall. Also coming next year is a decision in the Alton Sterling case from the Department of Justice. Governor John Bel Edwards says at this point, he still doesn’t have any information about when a decision is coming or what it will be.

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