Police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge

FILE - In this July 5, 2016, file image taken from video, Alton Sterling is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. The Baton Rouge police chief is apologizing to the city and to the family of a black man shot and killed by a former police officer in 2016. Chief Murphy Paul said at a Thursday, Aug. 1,2019, news conference that Officer Blane Salamoni should have never been hired. (Arthur Reed via AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 6:35 pm
A Louisiana police chief apologized Thursday to his city and to the family of a black man shot and killed by a former police officer in 2016, saying the officer never should have been hired, at the same time his office announced a settlement reversing the officer's 2018 firing and allowing him to...
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Crime scene tape lies discarded in a next-door parking lot dumpster, seen Saturday, June 29, 2019, near Stadium Ultralounge & Bar, background right, obscured by trees, where multiple people were injured in a shooting earlier in the day, in Baton Rouge, La. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 11:54 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police continued Sunday to investigate a shooting at a Baton Rouge nightclub that left seven people injured, even as officials in Louisiana's capital city pledged to do more to fight gun violence after several high-profile shootings. Local news outlets report gunfire strafed...
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LSU forward Kavell Bigby-Williams (11) dunks the ball in front of Vanderbilt forward Clevon Brown (15) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
March 10, 2019 - 1:19 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Emmitt Williams pulled on a purple T-shirt commemorating LSU's Southeastern Conference title, hopped over a media table along the baseline and joined several teammates climbing into a raucous and jubilant student section. It was one of the happier moments in a packed and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, LSU forward Wayde Sims (44) defends against Vanderbilt forward Jeff Roberson (11) during an NCAA college basketball game, in Baton Rouge, La. LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot near the campus of another school in Baton Rouge. Police say in a news release that the 20-year-old Sims was shot around 12:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, near the campus of Southern University. Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said Sims was taken to a hospital with an apparent gunshot wound and died. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP, File)
September 28, 2018 - 10:01 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot early Friday near the campus of another school in Baton Rouge. Sims, 20, was shot around 12:25 a.m., Baton Rouge police said in a news release. He was taken to a hospital and died from his wounds, Sgt. Don Coppola...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2016 image made from video provided by Arthur Reed, Alton Sterling is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ground. The investigation of the deadly police shooting that inflamed racial tensions in Louisiana’s capital city has ended without criminal charges against two white officers who confronted Sterling. . Experts in police tactics think the bloodshed could have been avoided if the Baton Rouge officers had done more to defuse the encounter with Sterling. .(Arthur Reed via AP, File
March 30, 2018 - 10:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Kept under wraps for nearly two years, body camera footage of a policeman killing Alton Sterling shows the officer threatening to shoot the man and screaming profanities before firing the fatal shots that stoked protests across the nation. The videos, released Friday as...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2016 image made from video provided by Arthur Reed, Alton Sterling is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ground. The investigation of the deadly police shooting that inflamed racial tensions in Louisiana’s capital city has ended without criminal charges against two white officers who confronted Sterling. . Experts in police tactics think the bloodshed could have been avoided if the Baton Rouge officers had done more to defuse the encounter with Sterling. .(Arthur Reed via AP, File
March 30, 2018 - 7:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police chief said Friday he has fired the white officer who fatally shot a black man during a struggle outside a convenience store nearly two years ago, a killing that set off widespread protests. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced officer Blane...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2016 file photo, photos of Alton Sterling are taped to the wall at a makeshift memorial outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Sterling, was shot and killed outside the store where he was selling CDs by Baton Rouge police. On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Louisiana's attorney general ruled out criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting of Sterling. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 27, 2018 - 7:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general ruled out criminal charges Tuesday against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the shooting of a black man whose death led to widespread protests nearly two years ago. Attorney General Jeff Landry's decision came nearly 11 months after the...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2016 image made from video, Alton Sterling is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ground. Louisiana's attorney general has ruled out criminal charges against the two white officers in the fatal shooting of Sterling. (Arthur Reed via AP, File)
March 27, 2018 - 6:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A lawyer for one of the two officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling says his client should remain on the police force. Attorney Kyle Kershaw said...
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March 26, 2018 - 6:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general is expected to meet Tuesday with relatives of a black man shot and killed by a white police officer in July 2016 and inform them whether his office will charge either of the two officers involved in the deadly struggle. Two attorneys representing...
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FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Baton Rouge, La. More than a half-century after the Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff’s deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate is getting his first chance at freedom since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor. Louisiana's parole board scheduled a hearing Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, for Montgomery. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 4:49 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than a half-century after a Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff's deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate is getting his first chance at parole since the nation's highest court ruled in his favor and cleared a path to freedom for hundreds of other "...
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