Appeal hearings set for officers disciplined in Alton Sterling shooting
BATON ROUGE - The two officers involved in the high-profile shooting of Alton Sterling are scheduled to appeal the discipline they were faced with two years after the incident.
Earlier this year, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul fired Blane Salamoni and suspended Howie Lake for three days after the state's attorney general opted not to pursue criminal charges against the two for the 2016 shooting.
Paul said Salamoni was terminated for how he handled the encounter, adding he did not follow BRPD protocol when he confronted Sterling, nor did he exercise emotional control. Lake was suspended for three days for failing to maintain his composure during the incident.
Each will meet with the Fire & Police Civil Service Board to make their case in the fall. Salamoni's hearing is scheduled for October 18, and a hearing for Lake will be held on November 15.