Cop Who Shot and Killed Alton Sterling Called Him a ‘Stupid Ass Motherf***er’ After Shooting
Days after the Louisiana attorney general announced that he wouldn’t be bringing charges against either of the police officers involved in the shooting that killed Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced one of the officers had been fired and the other had been suspended.
The police chief also released disturbing body cam footage from the deadly encounter that showed the officer that shot Sterling six times calling him a “stupid ass motherfucker” after shooting him.
Paul said the body cam videos from the officers and a nearby convenience store’s surveillance footage is graphic and “shocking to the conscience.” At the same time, he stated that the footage only tells part of the story.
He announced that Officer Blane Salamoni had been fired effective immediately. Officer Howie Lake II, who helped wrestle Sterling to the ground but didn’t fire his weapon, was suspended for three days. Salamoni had been with the force for four years prior to the shooting; Lake three years.
It is expected that there will be widespread protests in the Baton Rogue area following the release of these videos.
Watch the edited clip above, via CNN. Additional videos can be seen here.
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