Statement issued from the attorneys hired by the five children of Alton Sterling about the $4.5 million settlement

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The attorneys hired by the five children of Alton Sterling have issued a statement in regard to the $4.5 million settlement with the city of Baton Rouge.

The statement reads:

“On behalf of the family of Alton Sterling, we are pleased to announce that we have reached a $4.5 million settlement with the city of Baton Rouge and dismissed our lawsuit against the city and others. 

This settlement, which was reached through hard work and collaboration between attorneys for Mr. Sterling’s family and the Baton Rouge City Council, will allow the city to heal and provide a pathway for Mr. Sterling’s children to be provided for financially.  Additionally, we are grateful for the significant policy changes that have been and will be implemented by the city of Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Police Department following Mr. Sterling’s death.

Our hope is that these policy changes, which focus on de-escalation, providing verbal warnings prior to using deadly force and prohibiting officers from both using chokeholds and firing into moving vehicles, will ensure that no other family has to endure the trauma and heartbreak that Mr. Sterling’s family went through and will create a better future going forward for Baton Rouge residents.”

Attorneys for the family of Alton Sterling:

  • L. Chris Stewart
  • Brandon DeCuir
  • Michael R.D. Adams
  • Justin Bamberg
  • Dale Glover

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