No Charges For Officer Who Killed Alton Sterling On Video

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By: Claire Bernish,The Free Thought Project  

Louisiana police officers who killed Alton Sterling as he sold CDs outside a service station in Baton Rouge — video of which sent the nation into a tailspin in renewed contention over police killings of unarmed black men — will not be charged, the Department of Justice now reports.

Four people familiar with the case reported to various mainstream outlets the DOJ plans to reveal within the next 24 hours an investigation into the factious killing has been closed for good.

The Washington Postreports Sterling’s family has yet to be informed by officials from the Justice Department that Officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake will not be charged, and it remains unclear when or how that announcement will go public.

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