Report: Baton Rouge Police Officers Involved In The Fatal Shooting Of Alton Sterling Will Not Be Charged

The DOJ will officially release the information within 24 hours.

May 02, 2017
Report: Baton Rouge Police Officers Involved In The Fatal Shooting Of Alton Sterling Will Not Be Charged An Alton Sterling memorial mural in Baton Rouge.   Mark Wallheiser / Getty Images

The police officers involved in last summer's fatal shooting of Alton Sterling will not be charged, the Washington Post is reporting.

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According to the report, as of Tuesday night the Justice Department has decided not to prosecute the officers, and will reveal the ruling within 24 hours.

Sterling's family has not yet received word from the Justice Department about the decision. “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 spokesperson for the Sterling family's lawyers. “We have not received word, nor has the family been given any notice of upcoming updates regarding this case.”

In an interview with Baton Rouge's WBRZ news, Alton's aunt Sandra said "I was trying to prepare myself, but I'm telling you, it's a horrible pain."


Report: Baton Rouge Police Officers Involved In The Fatal Shooting Of Alton Sterling Will Not Be Charged