DOJ: No Federal Charges In Sterling Death

The Justice Department is not charging the officers connected to the killing of a black man in Louisiana.

Alton Sterling was shot and killed as he was being detained by two officers outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge in July 2016. U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said there was insufficient evidence to charge the officers.

Amundson explained that there was not enough evidence to prove that the officers violated federal civil rights laws.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced after the Amundson press conference:

Gov. John Bel Edwards joined East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Wednesday afternoon following the release of the Justice Department's decision.

Video of the shooting went viral and caused protests and unrest in Baton Rouge last summer.

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