BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has issued a statement following the settlement with Alton Sterling’s family.
Mayor Broome’s statement says:
“The family of Alton Sterling has officially dismissed their lawsuit against the City of Baton Rouge following their acceptance of the settlement proposed by out Metro Council earlier this year. This undoubtedly marks a milestone in this traumatic chapter of our community’s history — as this chapter closes, we must remember that the work continues.
This settlement is an important step for our community. As we move forward, we can continue to focus on priorities within our community, and re-build a stronger foundation for Baton Rouge’s future. As a community, we must work together to implement changes in policy and in our community to ensure that no other families in Baton Rouge will endure this loss, trauma, or heartbreak.
My continued sympathy and prayers go out to the Sterling family as they continue to navigate this loss.”