More Legal Trouble For Officer Fired In Sterling Shooting

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Salamoni cited for allegedly slapping suspect during 2016 arrest

ICYMI: A report says that police have issued a summons for simple battery to Blane Salamoni accusing him of slapping a suspect during a 2016 arrest captured on body camera. News 2's Taylor Evans WBRZ has more information. ****** FULL STORY: http://www.wbrz.com/news/salamoni-cited-for-allegedly-slapping-suspect-during-2016-arrest

Posted by WBRZ Channel 2 on Monday, April 30, 2018

The Baton Rouge police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge two years ago is in more legal hot water.

Blane Salomoni was fired for violating departmental policies following a lengthy investigation into Sterling's death.  Now, according to The Advocate, he's been served with a misdemeanor summons for simple battery after a body cam captured him slapping a suspect on the back of the head a month prior to the deadly confrontation with Sterling.

His attorney believes the new charge is aimed at adversely influencing Salamoni's appeal of his termination.

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