Baton Rouge police expected to discuss Blane Salamoni appeal case, officer fired in Alton Sterling shooting

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Fired BRPD officer Blane Salamoni charged on four separate incidents

The Baton Rouge police department is expected to talk about the Blane Salamoni civil service appeal case on Thursday morning.

Salamoni is the former Baton Rouge police officer who fired the shots that killed Alton Sterling in 2016.

Salamoni and officer Howie Lake were accused of approaching Sterling outside a convenience store and killed him during a scuffle.

Officers defended themselves by claiming they thought Sterling was reaching for a gun.

Video footage shows Sterling indeed had a gun in his possession during the deadly scuffle. 

In 2017, the U.S. Justice Department ruled that the actions of both officers did not violate federal civil laws.

In 2018, Louisiana attorney general Jeff Landry announced his office will not charge the officers in the Sterling’s death.

The Baton Rouge police department’s news conference is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. at the headquarters on Airline Hwy.

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