No charges will be filed against two Baton Rouge police officers in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling. According to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, an investigation determined the officers acted in a “reasonable and justifiable manner”
Members of Sterling’s family were visibly and understandably upset after hearing the news.
“They’re not going to bring charges on anybody. Why would they do that? This is white America,” said Sterling’s aunt Vedda Washington-Abusaleh to a group of media members after learning of the news.
Sterling was shot and killed by one of the officers who confronted him outside a store July 2016. Viral footage showed the 37 year old pinned to the ground by officers before he was shot. They said he was reaching for a gun.