Police Officer That Killed Alton Sterling Has Been Fired

March 31, 2018  |  

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The Baton Rouge, LA police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling has been fired for violating use of force policies, CNN reports. Officer Blane Salamoni’s firing was announced by Police Chief Murphy Paul on Friday (Mar. 30). Four videos of the incident were also released including body cam videos, a surveillance video from a convenience store and dashboard cams from the police car.

Another officer involved, Howie Lake II, has been suspended for three days without pay for losing his temper.

On Lake’s body cam video, Sterling and Lake fall to the ground and Salamoni yells “He’s got a gun!” and Sterling is shot dead seconds later.

Salamoni’s attorney John McLindon said he plans to appeal this decision.

“Blane understands that he’s not going to be a Baton Rouge police officer again,” McLindon said. “He wants to more or less clear his name and have a higher authority say what he did was consistent with your training and the law.”

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