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Family of Alton Sterling devastated by decision not to charge officers

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.


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