Police Chief Releases New, Graphic Videos Of Alton Sterling Shooting

by Frankie Norman April 2, 2018, 6:09
Police Chief Releases New, Graphic Videos Of Alton Sterling Shooting

BRPD Police Chief Murphy Paul said as he concluded his press conference, officer Blane Salimoni has been terminated from the BRPD effective today, while fellow officer Howie Lake will be suspended for three days. Body cam footage shows Sterling on the ground, apparently dead, with blood pooling on his chest.

The Baton Rouge Police Department released on Friday more body camera video showing the confrontation and the shooting of Alton. He put on hold Lake for breaking just the last plan.

Widespread protests occurred throughout the city in the wake of Sterling's death, during which almost 200 individuals were arrested.

Paul also spoke out about seeking better pay for officers. Authorities located Sterling after responding to a report of a man with a gun outside the store. Salamoni, however, violated police rules against use of force and temper.

Salamoni's firing and Lake's suspension are the first serious consequences for the officers since the shooting.

His attorney, John McLindon, said prior to the interview that he believed the department had already made its decision.

Baton Rouge police released graphic new video Friday of the Alton Sterling shooting, including officer-worn body camera footage that offered a... As a convicted felon, Sterling could not legally carry a gun.

After Salamoni pointed a gun at Sterling, the struggled continued.

"I take officer safety to heart, but our actions as law enforcement officers need to reflect both the legal and community standards, as well as the practices and policies of our police department", said Paul.

Baton Rouge Police Officer Blane Salamoni has been fired for violating use-of-force polices in the Alton Sterling shooting Police Chief Murphy Paul told reporters Friday evening
Police officer who killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge is fired

Lake twice used a Taser on Sterling, with little to no effect. In one video, an officer draws something from his waistband and points it at Sterling. Those snippets prompted national demonstrations, including one in Dallas during which five police officers were fatally shot.

A white police officer from Louisiana who fatally shot a black man in 2016 outside a convenience store was sacked Friday - less than a week after the state attorney general ruled out criminal charges.

The other officer, Howie Lake, did not fire any shots. Landry's decision also took "way too long", DeCuir said, with Stewart calling Landry's decision-making process "a crap investigation".

Salamoni yells and threatens to shoot - though the state report and CNN's sources offer different accounts on exactly what was said.

The Justice Department also said evidence couldn't prove or disprove Salamoni's assertion that Sterling was reaching for a gun. That left Landry's office to review evidence and decide whether any state charges were warranted.

"Considering this, it is reasonable that Mr".

Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome in a statement said she "fully" supports the police chief's decision and she is "grateful for his leadership and his swift, decisive, and fair action on this matter".

An autopsy showed Sterling had multiple illegal drugs in his system, including cocaine.


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