Family of Alton Sterling devastated by decision not to charge officers

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By Mark Strassman, CBS NEWS

Prosecutors in Louisiana said Tuesday that two Baton Rouge police officers will not be prosecuted for shooting and killing 37-year-old Alton Sterling in 2016. Sterling’s death sparked a wave of protests over the officers’ use of deadly force — an encounter that was caught in graphic detail on video.

Sterling, pinned on the ground under two white police officers, had moments to live in when a bystander with a cellphone started recording.

The cops were responding to a 911 call about a man selling CDs and waving a gun in front of a convenience store.

Read more at https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alton-sterling-shooting-death-baton-rouge-police-officers-not-prosecuted-deadly-force-today-2018-03-27/

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