By Nick Baum
FRIDAY – 3/30/18
News came out that officer Blane Salamoni had finally been fired after a 2016 incident involving the killing of black citizen Alton Sterling. The shooting occurred in Baton Rouge in the spring of 2016 and sparked new Black Lives Matter protests across the nation.
The killing was recorded with a police body camera, which depicted officer Salamoni yelling profanities at Sterling at a convenience store, then firing six shots, killing Sterling dead at the scene.
Charges have finally been brought against Salamoni, and officer Howley Lake II whom was also at the scene has been suspended from the force for three days. The disciplinary actions against the two officers have been decided by chief Murphy Paul after Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry didn’t charge the officers and the Department of Justice refused to investigate in May.
Sources: CNN, The New York Times