New video surfaces of the 2016 Alton Sterling case

BATON ROUGE - Alton Sterling's last moments were captured on videos released Friday by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Posted: Mar 31, 2018 1:08 PM

BATON ROUGE - Alton Sterling's last moments were captured on videos released Friday by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Some of the footage was recorded by body-cams worn by the two officers involved in the July 2016 shooting, Howie Lake and Blane Salamoni.

The video shows them attempting to subdue sterling outside a convenience store.

The incident escalates until Sterling is on the ground and is shot by Salamoni.

"It’s heartbreaking to watch," said L. Chris Stewart, a lawyer representing the Sterling family.

"He should not have been killed. Salamoni was aggressive from the beginning, put a gun to his head, and said, 'b**** I will kill you,' and he ended up doing it," Stewart said.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul said he had fired Salamoni and suspended Lake for three days.

He said one of the officers tried to calm the situation, while the other did the opposite.

"… My decision was not based on politics. It was not based on emotions. It was based on the facts of the case," Paul said.

Last year, the Department of Justice announced that no federal charges would be brought in the case.

On Tuesday, Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeff Landry said no criminal charges would be filed either.

"Both officers acted in a reasonable and justifiable manner," Landry said.

Chief Paul said it's his hope that Baton Rouge will now move on from this tragedy.

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