Trial For Alton Sterling Wrongful Death Lawsuit Set For Next Year

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Trial hearings are set for a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Alton Sterling.

Officials announced yesterday that the trial for Sterling will begin March 1st, 2021 unless a settlement can be reached.

Sterling is the man whose 2016 shooting death at the hands of a Baton Rouge police officer sparked national outrage and demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Hearings on the lawsuit have been tied up since 2017 due to other court matters and disputes that directly impact the case.

Courts around Louisiana also suspended non-emergency hearings as the coronavirus pandemic hit the state just before the original trial date in April of 2020.

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