New video released of Louisiana police-involved shooting

Alton Sterling

A mural in memory of Alton Sterling is displayed on the wall outside of Triple S Food Mart Baton Rouge Louisiana

Although Sterling never had the gun in his hands, the officers saidit caused them to fearfor their lives, believing thatSterling was reaching for it with his free arm.

"Officer Blane Salamoni has been terminated from the Baton Rouge Police Department as of today", Paul said in a press conference Friday. As even more cops start to get here, the policeman stated to be Salamoni inquires to begin roping off the location however tells them to leave Sterling where he exists. They tell Sterling to put his hands on the auto and he asks, "What I did?"

Landry said earlier this week that Sterling had a.38-caliber revolver in his right pocket and that he tested positive for drugs, which may have contributed to his noncompliance.

The recordings, at times grainy, show a disturbing struggle in which officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II sought to subdue Sterling outside the Triple S Food Mart.

"Put your hands on the auto or I'll shoot you in your f-ing head, you understand me?" he said. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ground. "The person who stood by and let him be out of control was Howie Lake".

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Paul said Salamoni violated the use of force and temperament policies.

The officers encountered Sterling outside a convenience store after getting a call that a man there was armed with a gun.

According to CNN, video evidence shows an officer identified as Blane Salamoni yell that the suspect had a gun prior to the sound of gunshots. Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has said that the city will launch its own investigation into the shooting, as well.

Landry's decision also took "way too long", DeCuir said, with Stewart calling Landry's decision-making process "a crap investigation".

The department had originally said Salamoni's body camera fell off during the shooting and did not capture the shooting. As a convicted felon, Sterling could not legally carry a gun.

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Last year, the Justice Department declined to pursue charges against the officers - a decision that sparked nationwide outrage and protests. He was shot several times, at close range, within 90 seconds of the confrontation with police, and died. Lake's lawyer, Kyle Kershaw, stated his customer wishes to go back to his patrol task in Baton Rouge after his quick suspension.

Salamoni, who at the advice of his lawyer did not answer any questions during his disciplinary hearing on Thursday, will appeal his termination.

Grafton said he understands why criminal charges weren't brought, but added, "When I watch this video, I know we can do better". The decision comes almost two years after graphic cellphone video caught Sterling's death outside a local convenience store.

The department also released extremely graphic video evidence previously unseen by the public, as well as police reports and other documents as required by the state's public records law. Williams told her attorney, Michael Adams, that she had an anxiety attack and collapsed when she saw one of the newly released videos in a friend's social media post as she walking in her neighborhood Friday evening. "Every time they see this footage they relive it", he said. "It's terrible to watch", Adams said.

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