Family seeks video recorded prior to Alton Sterling shooting
BATON ROUGE - Attorneys representing the family of Alton Sterling have requested video and audio of the moments leading up to his fatal shooting.
The family attorneys filed a request Thursday for the recordings, which had previously been described to them ahead of the Department of Justice's decision to not pursue charges against the two officers involved in the shooting. Video capturing the moment Sterling was shot had surfaced online shortly after the incident, however the video mentioned in the request has never been released to the public.
The request is the latest development in the ongoing investigation into the July 2016 shooting.
In May, the DOJ chose not to pursue charges against officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake. A state investigation into the shooting is still ongoing.
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