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Tue Mar 27, 2018, 10:07 AM Mar 2018

Breaking: LA AG Jeff Landry declines to charge officers in Alton Sterling case, family says [View all]


Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry declined to criminally charge the two white Baton Rouge police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, in July 2016 outside a convenience store, according to Sterling's family.

Veda Washington-Abusaleh, Sterling's aunt, confirmed that Landry will announce Tuesday he will not charge the officers.

Landry is expected to announce his decision at 10 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Justice last May rejected federal civil rights officers against the two officers, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake III. Landry then took over the investigation to determine if any state charges should be filed against the officers.
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