Justice Department Will NOT Charge Baton Rouge Officers For Shooting Death Of Alton Sterling
The Justice Department will not bring charges against the Baton Rouge officers, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake, who shot and killed Alton Sterling.
The DOJ is a JOKE!
The Justice Department will not bring charges against the Baton Rouge officers, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake, who shot and killed Alton Sterling outside of a convenience last July.
According to the Washington Post, the decision is expected to be announced within the next 24 hours.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Sterling family had yet to be informed by the Justice Department of the decision, and it is unclear how and when the department will announce its findings.
“We have not heard nor received an update and are unaware of any charges that may or may not be filed,” said Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the Sterling family’s attorneys. “We have not received word, nor has the family been given any notice of upcoming updates regarding this case.”
The case will be the first time under Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the department has publicly declined to prosecute officers investigated for possible wrongdoing in a high-profile case, and officials in Baton Rouge have been girding for a possible reaction there.
Sterling’s death last summer sparked tense protests across the city. President Barack Obama weighed in on the matter then, declaring his confidence in the Justice Department probe and remarking, “We have seen tragedies like this too many times.”