Police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge

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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December 13, 2017 - 7:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man accused of shooting two black men to death and of firing into the home of a black family in three separate incidents in September has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him. The Advocate reports that 23-year-old Kenneth James Gleason entered...
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December 04, 2017 - 3:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana city official violated the free-speech rights of black community leaders who were removed from a public meeting when they tried to talk about a black man's fatal shooting by police, a federal lawsuit claims. The lawsuit, filed Monday, says Baton Rouge city...
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Wilbert Jones talks to media with his brother Plem Jones, right, after leaving East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Wilbert Jones, who has spent nearly 50 years in prison was freed after a judge overturned his conviction in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse. State District Court Judge Richard Anderson threw out Jones' conviction on Oct. 31, saying authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated Jones decades ago. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 15, 2017 - 3:08 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man walked out of prison on Wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was "weak at best." Authorities withheld evidence decades ago...
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Wajeedah Jones, niece of Wilbert Jones, reaches to wipe away tears from Wilbert's sister-in-law, Wilda Jones, as family members and attorneys speak on the steps of state district court in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The Louisiana man who has spent nearly 50 years in prison will be freed after a judge overturned his conviction in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse. State District Court Judge Richard Anderson set Wilbert Jones' bail at $2,000 after hearing arguments from defense attorneys and prosecutors in a Baton Rouge courtroom. One of his lawyers expects him to be released Wednesday. Anderson threw out Jones' conviction on Oct. 31, saying authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated Jones decades ago. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 14, 2017 - 5:26 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who has spent nearly 50 years in prison is expected to be released Wednesday, about two weeks after a judge overturned his conviction in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse. Wilbert Jones didn't show any visible reaction when State District Court Judge Richard...
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November 14, 2017 - 12:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A crowd of angry neighbors gathered overnight after the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge, a city that was wracked by unrest after another police shooting last year. The officer suffered minor injuries Monday night, Louisiana...
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October 27, 2017 - 3:45 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday on whether to approve a class-action settlement that would award up to $1,000 in cash to nearly 80 protesters who were arrested after a deadly police shooting in Louisiana. Several lawsuits have accused law enforcement...
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October 05, 2017 - 4:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Relatives of a black man killed by a white Baton Rouge police officer want Louisiana's attorney general to let their attorneys see and hear unreleased video and audio recordings from the shooting investigation. Attorney General Jeff Landry hasn't responded to a letter...
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October 05, 2017 - 12:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge says he intends to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last year. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson issued that...
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