Gov. Edwards urges public to be patient during Alton Sterling investigation
Posted on 7/8/2016 1:29:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards is urging the public to let the Justice Department take the time it needs to conduct a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling. He says the agency will be professional and transparent during the process and wants everyone to be patient because the investigation may take a while.
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History shows there's been very few convictions in police related shootings
Posted on 7/8/2016 2:56:00 AM.

Statistics published by Huffington Post show that since 2005, 13 officers have been convicted of murder or manslaughter in on-duty fatal shootings, even though there have been hundreds of police shootings during that time. Legal Analyst Tim Meche says it’s too early to tell if there will be a conviction in the Alton Sterling case but the cell phone videos of the shooting are not good for the officers.
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Religious leaders want Alton Sterling investigation to look beyond civil rights violation
Posted on 7/7/2016 12:05:00 PM.

The religious organization, Together Baton Rouge, believes the federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling’s should not just examine whether the shooting was justified.
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Governor meets with federal investigators looking into the Alton Sterling shooting death
Posted on 7/7/2016 10:58:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards meets this afternoon with the U.S. Attorneys, FBI, and State Police in regards to the fatal police shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling.
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Preliminary investigation into fatal BR police shooting could take a month
Posted on 7/7/2016 3:15:00 AM.

So what happens now that the US Department of Justice will lead the investigation into the fatal police shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling from Baton Rouge? Former US Attorney Harry Rosenberg says the extensive probe begins with FBI agents trying to determine if lethal force was necessary.
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Governor Edwards calls on US Justice Dept. to investigate fatal police shooting
Posted on 7/6/2016 11:55:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards spoke out about the recent officer involved shooting which resulted in the death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge. Edwards is calling on federal agencies to investigate the fatal shooting.
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