18:30 LRN Newscast March 27

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that the two white officers involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling, a black man, will not be charged. Landry says this was a justifiable shooting under Louisiana’s law as the 37-year-old failed to cooperate with the police
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Landry says Sterling had a gun in his pocket and was under the influence of drugs.

The Sterling family was notified of the A-G’s decision before Landry told the public charges against the officers will not be pursued. His aunt, Velda Washington ,says racism played a role in the outcome…
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The Sterling Family has already filed a civil lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department and Officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is set to release additional evidence from the Alton Sterling shooting by the end of the week. Matt Doyle has more.
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Attorney John McLindon represents Officer Salamoni. He says his client is pleased he will not face charges, but no one feels good about what happened…
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It’s possible Salamoni and fellow officer Howie Lake will be fired by Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul.