No charges will be filed against two Baton Rouge police officers in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling. According to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, an investigation determined the officers acted in a “reasonable and justifiable manner”.[/video]
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According to CNN Landry’s announcement in Baton Rouge — coming 10 months after federal prosecutors determined they wouldn’t file civil rights charges against the officers — was made moments after he met Tuesday morning with Sterling’s relatives to tell them of his decision.
Members of Sterling’s family along with their attorney speak out after meeting with Landry. Sterling’s aunt Veda Washington-Abusaleh wiped tears from her face as she left.
Attorney For Alton Sterling
“They’re not going to bring charges on anybody. Why would they do that? This is white America,” Washington-Abusaleh said.
Alton Sterling’s Family
Attorneys for Sterling’s family slammed what they called a biased decision — and urged the public to hold Landry accountable.