Reports: BRPD Officers Will Not Be Charged In Sterling Shooting

(WBRZ News 2) The Washington Post and the New York Times are reporting that the Baton Rouge Police Department officers that were involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling will not be charged by the Department of Justice.

The Post article was posted on Tuesday afternoon and only cites "four people familiar with the matter." Additionally, the article states that Sterling's family attorney has not yet received an update and is "unaware of any charges that may or may not be filed."

Governor John Bel Edwards' office said that they were not notified of any decision and released a statement shortly after the report was published Tuesday afternoon.

"The Governor’s Office has not been notified of a timeline or decision regarding the Alton Sterling investigation," the statement read.

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome released a statement saying she was "appalled" that the news leaked before the decision was announced to Sterling's family.

"Also, no one in my office or the governor's office has been notified by the U.S. Attorney's office of a decision or a timeline. I am still in consistent contact with the governor's office. As I've said before, when I know something, the people of Baton Rouge will know - and we will get through it together," Broome's statement concluded.

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