Al Sharpton among speakers at Sterling funeral Friday
BATON ROUGE – Alton Sterling's funeral will be held Friday at Southern Univeristy, according to a release from the school.
Viewing will be from 8 to 10:30 am before the funeral at 11 am in the university's F.G. Clark Activity Center.
Sterling, 37, was shot to death by a Baton Rouge Police officer July 5 in front of the Triple S convenience store. Video of part of Sterling's fatal encounter with police sparked widespread national outcry and protests. The US Department of Justice is investigating the killing.
Community activist Gary Chambers, who is close to the family, told News 2 that Rev. Al Sharpton and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond will speak at the funeral.
The university news release says services will be a private event with regard to traffic, parking and security. Carney and Mackey Funeral Home is coordinating the arrangements. For more information call 225-774- 0390.