Police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge

FILE - In this March 9, 2016 file photo, New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell, left, a Democrat who chairs the Senate tax committee, talks with a Senate staff member on the final day of the special legislative session on the budget and taxes, in Baton Rouge, La. Morrell wants to strip a Jim Crow-era law from the state constitution that allows felony trials to be settled by divided juries. Louisiana is one of only two states in the country that allows for people to be imprisoned without the unanimous decision of a jury. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)
April 14, 2018 - 10:07 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is one of only two states in the country allowing a non-unanimous jury to convict a defendant of a felony, and a Louisiana lawmaker says it is time for the Jim Crow-era practice to end. Sen. J.P. Morrell says the unusual rule is a remnant of the Jim Crow era,...
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April 05, 2018 - 7:20 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge police officer returned to work Thursday for the first time since his partner's fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man whose death was caught on video and set off widespread protests nearly two years ago. Officer Howie Lake II returned to...
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In this still image taken from security camera video provided Friday, March 30, 2018, by the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II confront Alton Sterling, left, during a struggle outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, La., in July 2016. On Friday, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul fired Salamoni, who fatally shot Sterling during the struggle, a killing that set off widespread protests. (Courtesy of Baton Rouge Police Department via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 1:16 am
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 - 9:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police chief on Friday 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 Salamoni's...
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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 - 11:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly two years after a black man was shot and killed during a struggle with two white police officers, Louisiana's attorney general isn't pursuing charges against the officers in a decision that infuriated Alton Sterling's family and frustrated residents in the...
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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 - 2:05 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (all times local): 1:00 p.m. An attorney for a white Baton Rouge police officer who shot and killed a black man during a struggle says he expects the city's police chief to fire his client...
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March 26, 2018 - 6:58 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general plans to meet Tuesday with relatives of a black man who was shot and killed by a white Baton Rouge police officer to inform them whether his office will charge either of the two officers involved in the deadly struggle, according to two family...
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LSU's Aaron Epps (21) rejects a shot by Arkansas' Jaylen Barford (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Patrick Dennis/The Advocate via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 7:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tremont Waters had 27 points and a season-high 11 assists as LSU defeated Arkansas 94-86 in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday. The Tigers (13-9, 4-6) never trailed after Daryl Edwards' 3-pointer put them ahead 13-12 less than eight minutes into the game. The Razorbacks...
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FILE - In this file image made from video, taken July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling is held by two Baton Rouge police officers, with one holding a hand gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling. The criminal investigation of Alton Sterling's fatal shooting has lasted more than a year-and-a-half, and there's no clear end in sight. A federal investigation of the shooting lasted nearly 10 months before the Justice Department ruled out federal charges against the officers. More than eight months have passed since Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office inherited the case to decide if any state charges are warranted. (Arthur Reed via AP, File)
January 13, 2018 - 3:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A deadly confrontation between two white Louisiana police officers and a black man lasted less than 90 seconds. The criminal investigation of Alton Sterling's fatal shooting by one of the officers has lasted more than 1 ½ years — and there's no clear end in sight. The...
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