Governor Edwards and law enforcement leaders to discuss Alton Sterling investigation
BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards is hosting a meeting on Monday with law enforcement to discuss community response to the pending Department of Justice announcement regarding the investigation of the shooting of Alton Sterling.
The Department of Justice has been investigating the July 5th shooting of Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot by two BRPD officers in front of the Triple S convenience store in north Baton Rouge.
Last month, U.S. Attorney Walt Green's office announced that the office along with the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and FBI were still investigating the incident and did not have a time frame on when the investigation would be completed.
However, Green did say that the agencies would continue to make the investigation a "top priority."
Along with discussing the investigation, Edwards will also discuss police reforms in an effort to improve relationships between the community and law enforcement.
Superintendent of Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, and Baton Rouge Police Department Cheif Carl Dabadie will participate in the meeting.
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