Cops Kill People: Justice Department Will Not Charge Alton Sterling Murderers
You’ve probably heard similar news to this before. The cops who murdered a Black man, in this case Alton Sterling, will not be charged.
Reports the Washington Post:
The Justice Department has decided not to bring charges against the officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling, whose videotaped shooting by police in Baton Rouge last summer prompted unrest across the city, and is planning to reveal in the next 24 hours that it has closed the probe, according to four people familiar with the matter.
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.”
This is the first high-profile case under the watch of Trump appointed attorney general Jeff Sessions.
Sterling’s death, which was caught on video, cause protests throughout Baton Rouge.
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