BR Officers Cleared In Alton Sterling Shooting [VIDEO]
Tuesday morning, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today discussed the results of the Louisiana Department of Justice (LADOJ) investigation and determination of criminal responsibility and use of force by Baton Rouge Police Officers Blane Salamoni and Howard Lake in the officer-involved death of Alton Sterling occurring July 5, 2016.
From the Baton Rouge website theadvocate.com:
Two use of force experts hired by the U.S. Justice Department criticized the actions taken by Baton Rouge police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake in the 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, even though both experts concluded the shooting had been reasonable under the circumstances.
Those findings were incorporated in an investigative report released Tuesday by Attorney General Jeff Landry, who announced that neither Salamoni nor Lake will face criminal charges in Sterling's death.
Additionally, the Attorney General's Office any Baton Rouge police video or recording of the shooting, but Landry did make public a 34 page report detailing the investigation by both state and federal law enforcement officials.
Again, from theadvocate.com:
The report incorporated the opinions of two use of force experts, Kenneth Sanders and Charles Key, who both determined the fatal shooting had been justified given Sterling's movements, possession of a firearm and refusal to follow verbal commands.